Objects - Art

The fine art included in our collection ranges from classical portraiture to advertisements and shows how Vermonters both saw themselves and wanted others to see them. This collection includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and folk art.

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A Little River
Name/Title
A Little River
Entry/Object ID
1998.10.1
Description
Hand-colored photographic print showing a river bed with a road beside it. The photograph shows evidence of editing where telephone poles and wires have been removed. The print is cut close and top mounted onto an embossed mat. It is labeled in pencil "A Little River / Wallace Nutting" beneath the print.
Artwork Details
Paper
Acquisition
1998.10
Made or Created
Artist
Nutting, Wallace
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Dimensions
A Storm Coming
Name/Title
A Storm Coming
Entry/Object ID
2021.30.2
Description
Watercolor painting showing a town in a valley. The town (Waterbury, Vermont) is situated to the left of a straight railroad track running from the lower left corner of the painting to the center horizon. The buildings are carefully drafted, with pencil marks visible through the paint. Green hills rise up behind and to either side of the town, with blue mountains in the far distance. Grey clouds darken the sky at the upper right. The painting is in a gilded frame, and the backboard is cut away in sections on the reverse to reveal the handwritten title.
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Paper
Context
Painted by Rachael Robinson in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.30
Made or Created
Artist
Elmer, Rachel Robinson (1878-1919)
1893
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
A Vt. Kitchen Tunket
Interpretative Labels
Kitchen Tunket, 1935-1945 Napolean DeGuise (1894-1950) Waterbury, Vermont Pine Gift of Cornelia Tarbell, #1991.46.4 “Tunket” is a regional term meaning party or informal get-together. This folk-art carving by Napoleon DeGuise depicts the joy that can be found around a warm stove with company, music and dancing. In the Canadian Maritimes, this type of event is still referred to as a “Kitchen Party.” Napoleon DeGuise was born in Burlington in 1894 and began whittling in 1932, "to save the old ways...for the younger generation." A barber by trade, DeGuise whittled during his free time between customers in his Waterbury shop. He used local pine and carved with a small knife and his barber clippers. Though he gave many pieces away, his work traveled to craft shows around the country and was featured in The Saturday Evening Post in 1944 and Handicrafts of New England by Allen Eaton in 1949.
Name/Title
A Vt. Kitchen Tunket
Entry/Object ID
1991.46.4
Description
Wooden diorama scene showing several people dancing in a kitchen. The room, or box, is carved with the label, "A VT. KITCHEN TUNKET". The walls of the diorama are carved to represent a simple interior, with bead board or planking on the lower half of the walls, and a four-paneled door at the center back. From right to left, the scene includes a seated woman, a dog and puppies, a shelf of accessories, a stove, a fiddler atop a table, a step caller, four dancing couples, a clock on a shelf, two standing men, lanterns on a shelf, and two seated women.
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
Made by Napoleon DeGuise in Waterbury, VT.
Acquisition
1991.46
Made or Created
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
1945-1950
Lexicon
Relationships
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
Abraham Lincoln
Interpretative Labels
Abraham Lincoln, c. 1865 Unknown Artist Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Robert and Dona Bradish, #2019.9 After Abraham Lincoln's death, images of the president became very popular in households and public buildings. This portrait, a copy of the famous Matthew Brady Gettysburg photograph, was commissioned by a family in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Name/Title
Abraham Lincoln
Entry/Object ID
2019.9.1
Description
Portrait showing a man wearing a black, three-piece suit, a white shirt with a fall-collar, and a black tie or cravat. He has dark hair and a short beard following his jawline.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Acquisition
2019.9
Made or Created
circa 1865
19th Century
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Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.30
Description
White marble portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey. He is shown with center-parted hair and a large mustache. He is wearing a double-breasted coat with a point fall collar. It sits on a round, fluted base. Each flute is painted gold.
Artwork Details
Marble
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
Made or Created
1899
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.32
Description
Small, white bust of Admiral Dewey. The bust sits on a round, ogee pedestal. Dewey wears a double-breasted coat with a fall collar and epaulets, each with two anchors, and is shown facing slightly upwards. He has a handlebar mustache, his wavy hair is parted down the center. Mold seams are visible at the center back to the proper left of the buttons on the front.
Artwork Details
Marble
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.23
Description
Silver-painted portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey. He has a large mustache, and his hair is parted in the center. He is wearing a double-breasted military coat with rectangular epaulets. The round base is molded with a flying eagle and architectural decorative elements.
Artwork Details
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Alfred Randall
Name/Title
Alfred Randall
Entry/Object ID
1985.7.4
Description
Full length profile portrait of a young man in pen and ink with watercolor highlights. The man faces left and has his left hand on his hip. He holds a tall beaver hat in his right hand. He is dressed in black pants, a black cutaway jacket, a cream colored vest, a white shirt with stand-up collar, and and a white cravat. Pinned to the cravat is a gold chain with a brooch. A blue and red watch fob with metal ornament drapes from his right front hip area. The man's hair is cut short, swept forward in front of the ears and forward, and into a wave at the forehead. There is stylized grass and rocks in foreground, and written in ink on left side of portrait is the inscription, "Alfred Randall/ Portland/ County of Cumberland/ State of Maine" Written in ink on right side of portraid is, "A Compliment to his/ afectionate Mother/ Resident Derby V.T."
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ink
Randall, Alfred (1803-1879)
Context
Alfred Randall was from Greensboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1985.7
Made or Created
circa 1830
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Dimensions
Amelia Heilman Wait
Name/Title
Amelia Heilman Wait
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-547
Description
Miniature portrait of a woman. The woman has frizzy, curled hair worn high on her head, with a short fringe in the front and a plaid headband. She is facing toward the right but looking to the left of the viewer. She is wearing a white garment with a low, scooped neckline trimmed with white sheer fabric. She is shown in front of a blue sky with white clouds. The painting in held within a double frame: the inner frame is an oval, and the outer frame is a rectangle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Ivory, Watercolor
Wait, Amelia Heileman (1781-1847)
Made or Created
1800
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ammi B. Young
Interpretative Labels
Ammi B. Young, 1846 C. Rogers Montpelier, Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Margaret Ross Ferguson, 1971.53.1 Ammi Young (1800-1874) was the architect for the second Vermont State House. He went on to a successful career as an architect for the federal government during the 19th century. Among his other recognizable buildings are the Customs House in Boston and the Treasury Building in Washington, DC.
Name/Title
Ammi B. Young
Entry/Object ID
1971.53.1
Description
Portrait showing a man sitting in profile, holding a small painting. The man has curly, dark hair, and is wearing tan trousers, a white jacket, a white vest, and a black shirt. He holds a small painting on the arm of his red Windsor arm chair, but the painting is facing away from the viewer, showing the stretcher and the artist's signature on the back of the canvase ("C. Rogers Aug. 1846"). the stretcher itself is labeled with "No. 232 Young." His other arm is draped casually on the arm of the chair, and his legs are crossed at the knee.
Artwork Details
Oil
Young, Ammi Burnham (1798-1874)
Context
Painted by C. Rogers in Montpelier in 1846, and shows Ammi B. Young, the architect of the State House.
Acquisition
1971.53
Made or Created
Artist
Rogers, C.
Aug 1846
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Anna Gray Child
Interpretative Labels
Anna Gray Child, 1856 James Hope (1818-1892) Castleton, VT Oil on Canvas Gift of Stephen C. Millett, jr., #A-114 Castleton Resident Alonzo Child commissioned James Hope to paint his parents and in-laws in 1856. His mother-in-law, Mary Wallis Goodrich, can be found in the Freedom and Unity Exhibit. James Hope immigrated to Canada from Scotland with his father at a young age. At the age of 15, upon the death of his father, he walked to Vermont to start a new life. In addition to mechanical work, he studied painting at Castleton Seminary and set up a studio to produce portraits. After his Civil War service he increasingly produced landscapes, for which he is best known today.
Name/Title
Anna Gray Child
Entry/Object ID
1965.70.1
Description
Oval portrait showing an elderly woman in a white bonnet and black clothing. She is wearing gold-framed, rectangular glasses. The bonnets is tied in a small bow beneath her chin. Her clothing is quite loosely draped and may be either a dressing gown or a shawl.
Artwork Details
Oil
Child, Anna Gray (1776-1861)
Context
Anna Gray Child was one of the early residents of Castleton, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.70
Made or Created
Artist
Hope, James (1818-1892)
1856
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Dimensions
Approach to Montpelier
Name/Title
Approach to Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-10
Description
Landscape painting showing a road running alongside a narrow, flat river. The grass-covered embankment between the road and water is lined with trees. Figures in the foreground include two young boys throwing rocks into the water, a girl picking flowers, and girl or woman watching the two boys. The middle ground, a wagon full of wood travels down the road and two horses drink from the river. There is a yellow house by the road with more buildings lining that side of the road, and the red dome of Vermont's statehouse at the center above the tree line.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Painted by James Franklin Gilman in 1889
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1889-1889
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Asahel Peck
Name/Title
Asahel Peck
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.33
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and tie, a cream vest, and a white shirt facing to the left. He has white hair brushed forward on his head, and hair on his neck. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "ASAHEL PECK 1874 - 76".
Artwork Details
Peck, Asahel (1803-1879)
Context
Asahel Peck was Governor of Vermont from 1874 to 1876.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain
Name/Title
Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-388
Description
Pencil drawing showing a mountain-side factory. There are several raised passageways on stilts connecting from the large factory building to places outside the borders of the drawing. There are trees in the foreground and a large mountain in the background. The image is labeled, "Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain" at the center bottom. The top edge of the paper is wavy from perforation.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Graphite, Paper
Context
Asbestos was mined in Vermont until 1993.
Made or Created
Artist
Burton, Arthur Gibbes (1883-1969)
1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Authors of the United States
Name/Title
Authors of the United States
Entry/Object ID
1968.28.2
Description
Framed print showing a large group of men and women in 19th-century clothing in a classical interior or courtyard. There are three tables around which people are seated, and stairways flank the scene, with people standing on the stairs. Numerous people stand behind those seated around the tables.
Context
Owned by the Myrick or Wheelock families of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.28
Made or Created
Artist
Hicks, Thomas
1866
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bird
Name/Title
Bird
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.146
Description
Pine cone bird that has a mottled black base, brown legs, pine cone boddy, black and white striped neck. Bird leans to the right.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Birdhouse
Name/Title
Birdhouse
Entry/Object ID
2020.20.1
Description
Square birdhouse with peaked roof painted all over with images of Vermont. The front is painted with a stylized version of the Vermont seal, featuring bales of wheat and a cow in a field flanking a tree. The bust of a deer (in the form of a crest) surmounts the opening, and the base is framed with two tree branches and the words "FREEDOM/VERMONT/UNITY" in a red ribbon. A small dowel protrudes out from underneath the opening to act as a perch.

The proper left side of the house is painted with the exterior of the Spaulding High School building (now Vermont History Center), the monument of Robert Burns, and a green sign with the words "Vermont Historical Society" in white. This side opens up to allow access to the inside, and is held in place with a small wooden block that is painted to blend into the scene.

The back shows an aerial view of rolling fields with white sheep, spotted cows, and both green and autumn-colored trees bordering the fields. A small town is depicted near the center, and purple, snow-capped mountains form the horizon. There is hardware at the center top for mounting the house to a wall.

The proper right side shows an aerial view of a town center, with a white steepled church at center. Additional red and white buildings dot the rolling hills, which are painted in both greens and golds.

The bottom is painted bright green, and has three drainage holes.

Twine is attached to the peak of the roof to allow for hanging.
Acquisition
2020.20
Made or Created
2008
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint, Metal, Hemp
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Dover
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Birth Certificate
Name/Title
Birth Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1950.1
Description
Framed, handwritten birth information of Harriot Smalley. The certificate consists of the name Harriot Smalley written in large copperplate letters, filled in with a checkered patter. The last letter of Smalley is placed between the two words. Her birth details are written in script beneath. The designed is framed by a checkered pattern at the top and bottom and a chevron or X pattern on the sides. The certificate is held in a black-painted wooden frame, decorated with rivet-type nails. A note on the back of the frame reads, "This frame was made by uncle Osange Smalley (brother of Harriot) when he was only five years old. The pen work was by a schollar [sic] of here while she was teaching in Brandon Vt. D. A. G."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Green, Harriot Smalley (1805-1848)
Acquisition
1950.1
Made or Created
Smalley, Orange Alfonsa (1812-1893), Carmen, William
Carmen, William
1817
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Dimensions
Overall
Brevet Maj. Gen. George J. Stannard, U.S.V.
Name/Title
Brevet Maj. Gen. George J. Stannard, U.S.V.
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-175
Description
Portrait of a man facing slightly to the left. He is wearing a blue, double breasted military coat with rectangular shoulder straps. The coat is double breasted with the buttons in both rows grouped in threes. He has short, white hair and a white beard and is bald on the top of his head. The painting is in an ornate, gilded frame with the label, "BREVENT MAJ.-GEN. GEORGE J. STANNARD, U.S.V. 1820--1886", at the center bottom.
Artwork Details
Oil
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Bridge
Name/Title
Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.177
Description
Pastel picture of a bridge and townhouses by a river in a whitish wooden frame. The artist's name is difficult to decipher, but appears to be George Mavtag, 1948.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Name/Title
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-146
Description
Portrait to the waist of an older man in uniform. He has short gray hair, parted on the left, blue eyes, a full mustache, and a long gray beard. Four gold buttons on front of his military coat are visible. He is holding the handle of a gold sword and stands before a dark sky with golden clouds.
Artwork Details
Oil
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903)
Context
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas was commander of the 8th Vt. Regiment in the Civil War.
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1886
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Brookfield
Name/Title
Brookfield
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.2
Description
Drawing on board showing a wooden bridge leading to a small town. The buildings in the top directly abut the river over a rock wall. Mountains are in the background. A sheet of tissue paper has been taped at the top of the image to fall over it as protection, and bears the label, "BROOKFIELD." The drawing is signed at the lower right corner, "BOB VOGEL"
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Brookfield
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Calais/Woodbury
Name/Title
Calais/Woodbury
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.1
Description
Drawing on board showing a small farm complex situated along a road by a pond.

A piece of tissue paper has been secured at the top to fall over the drawing and bears the inscription, "CALAIS/WOODBURY" in red pencil. A yellow Post-It note affixed to the tissue reads, "This set of Field prints is for showing ONLY! Not to be sold. Prints are shipped from ARTIST."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Woodbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
California
Name/Title
California
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.12
Description
Landscape with log cabin in small clearing in woods. Two large trees flank one story cabin. In cabin yard ia a horse, two wheeled cart. A man walks from right toward cabin. Along bottom (left to right) in pencil: California/ from Shaw/ Dec. '49"
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
Dec 1849
Lexicon
Dimensions
Candace Salter Stevens
Name/Title
Candace Salter Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1903.4.2
Description
Portrait of a woman wearing a black dress with a translucent white cap and collar. The woman is shown with rosy cheeks and dark hair and eyes. Her hair is held in large curls on either side of her head, and she is wearing a gold beaded necklace. Her cap is trimmed with pleats, as is her collar. Her sleeves are very wide, and she is holding her right hand in front of her at the waist. The whole is framed in an ornate gilt frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, Candace Salter (1792-1874)
Context
Candace Salter Stevens of Barnet was the wife of Henry Stevens, the founder of the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
1903.4
Made or Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Stevens, Henry (1791-1867)
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Canoe
Name/Title
Canoe
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.5
Description
Miniature birch bark canoe. The hull of the canoe is constructed of birchbark, bent into shape and secured with small nails to splint around the top. The two ends are stitched together. The top is enclosed except for a central opening rimmed with a small wooden splint.
Context
Made by a Mr. Paquette (d. 1956) in Highgate Center, VT.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made or Created
1950-1956
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Birch, Metal, Wood
Captain Stephen F. Brown
Name/Title
Captain Stephen F. Brown
Entry/Object ID
1927.2.2
Description
Plaster figure showing a man in a military uniform holding a hatchet. He is wearing a brimmed hat and has a goatee. His uniform is of the style worn during the Civil War. The hatchets handle consists of two twisted-together wires. The figure is panted to resemble bronze.
Artwork Details
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Context
Captain Stephen F. Brown was 1st Lieutenant of Co. K 13th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War. Just before the battle of Gettysburg he had been placed under arrest and deprived of his sword for disobeying orders in getting water for his men from a nearby spring on the way to the battle. When the battle started Lieutenant Brown was reenstated, but his sword could not be found. He weilded a camp hatchet until he recieved a sword from a captured Confederate officer. Brown reenlisted and was comminsioned as a Captain in Co. A 17th Vermont. He was wounded lost an arm at the Wilderness May 6, 1864.
Acquisition
1927.2
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Carlos Coolidge
Name/Title
Carlos Coolidge
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.18
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is worn short and brushed upward. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "CARLOS COOLIDGE 1848 - 1850".
Artwork Details
Coolidge, Carlos (1792-1866)
Context
Carlos Coolidge was Governor of Vermont from 1848 to 1850.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Caroline and James Stevens
Interpretative Labels
James and Caroline Stevens, c. 1840 Horace Bundy (1814-1883) Craftsbury, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Elizabeth C. Waldo, #A-621 James Stevens (1816-1870) was cabinet maker in Craftsbury, Vermont. His account book, in the collection of VHS, indicates that he made frames for Horace Bundy. It's very probable that Stevens made this frame. Born in Hardwick, Vermont, Horace Bundy traveled throughout New England painting portraits until he was called to the ministry in the 1850s. His paintings are always signed in big, flowery letters on the back on the canvas.
Name/Title
Caroline and James Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1991.61.1
Description
Diptych portraits showing a woman (left) and man (right), both wearing black and looking toward the viewer. The woman is wearing a black dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline and low-set sleeves. Her bodice is pleated into a v-shape with high point at the neckline. She is also wearing a transparent shawl or stole. Her dark hair is parted in the center and held in a high bun. The man is shown wearing a black, three piece suit, a white suit with a high collar, and black cravat. His brown hair is parted on the side and swept across. His left hand rests on the back of a wooden chair.

The lustrous, burl wood frame is carved into an ogee shape with a flat divider between the two paintings.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, James Wellington (1815-1870), Stevens, Caroline Dustan (1817-1881)
Context
James and Caroline Stevens lived in Craftsbury, Vermont, where James worked as a cabinetmaker.
Acquisition
1991.61
Made or Created
Bundy, Horace (1814-1883), Stevens, James Wellington (1815-1870)
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Craftsbury
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Publication
Horace Bundy: Itinerant Portraitist
Carroll S. Page
Name/Title
Carroll S. Page
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.41
Description
Photograph of a man wearing a black suit and white shirt seated in an elaborately carved armchair. He is bald on the top of his head and has a short, white beard. He is holding a narrow book in his lap.
Artwork Details
Page, Carroll Smalley (1843 – 1925)
Context
Carroll S. Page was Governor of Vermont from 1890 to 1892.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Page, Carroll Smalley (1843 – 1925)
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.1
Description
Small wooden carving of a braying donkey. It is shown standing on all four feet with its ears back and mouth slightly open.
Artwork Details
Wood
Donkey
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.2
Description
Small, whittled hanging plaque in the shape of a horseshoe with a horse's head in the center. The horse's head is three-dimensional and mounted similar to a hunting trophy in the center of the plaque. The back is marked, "Made in Feb - 13 - 1953 carved from scrap with jackknife." There is a brass hanging ring attached to the back with a screw.
Artwork Details
Wood
Horse
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.3
Description
Small wooden carving of a catamount, or mountain lion. It is shown lying down with a rock between its front legs and something in its mouth.
Artwork Details
Wood
Catamount
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.4
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman balancing a bowl on her head. The woman is shown with her hair in a bun, holding a wrapped front coat or robe closed at the front of her body. The carving is carved in one with a short round base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.5
Description
Small wooden carving of a bull's head. The carving is flat on the back for mounting to a wall, similar to a hunting trophy. The bull has two curved horns.
Artwork Details
Wood
Steer
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.6
Description
Small wooden carving of a man. The man is wearing cuffed pants, a button up shirt with the long sleeves rolled to his elbow, and a brimmed hat. He is holding a pickaxe. The carving is made as one with a square base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Laborer
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.7
Description
Small wooden carving of a man laying on his side with a fishing pole held between his legs. The man is wearing long pants, shoes, and a button down shirt. He appears to have a bears. A long fishing pole made from a narrow dowel juts out at an angle from the man's knees, and a round wooden ball hangs from the end of the pole by a string.
Artwork Details
Wood
Fisherman
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.8
Description
Small wooden carving of a man about to cast a fishing pole. The man is wearing long pants, a button down shirt, and a brimmed hat. He is standing with bent knees holding a fishing rod vertically. In his other hand he holds a wire that is attached to a small wooden stick. A fish hook is embedded into the back of the small rectangular base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Fisherman
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.9
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman on skis. She has shoulder-length hair and is wearing a beanie. She is standing on two skis with her knees bent and is holding ski poles.
Artwork Details
Wood
Skier
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.10
Description
Small wooden carving of a man sitting on a stump. The man has his legs crossed at the knee and is holding a round object. He is wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a brimmed hat. The stump is inked with the inscription, "CARVED of Peach WOOD by Wm. W. Warren Sr. Windsor, VT. Soo Good." The bottom of the stump is inked with the inscription, "Jack Nife CARVED by W. W. WARREN ST PEACH WOOD".
Artwork Details
Wood
Man
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.11
Description
Small carved wooden statue of a man. The man is showing wearing only a small garment over his groin and holding a hatchet and a large, unidentified object. His hair is shaved on both sides into a mohawk. He is wearing a pack on his back.
Artwork Details
Wood
Native American Man
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.12
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman holding up a tennis racket. She is wearing shorts and a shirt and has short hair. She is standing with her knees bent, holding the racket vertically in front of her.
Artwork Details
Wood
Tennis Player
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.13
Description
Small wooden carving of an indigenous American man. He is shown wearing only a small garment over his groin, with a sling across his chest. He is holding a bow and standing with bent knees beside an irregularly shaped object rising from the circular base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Native American Man
Acquisition
2015.26
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1991.1.1
Description
Hyper-realistic wood carving of a bird mounted on a branch. The branch is mounted on a marble block that sits on a low wooden base inscribed, "VERMONT STATE BIRD HERMIT THRUSH". The back corner of the base has the written label, "F. L. Scholz Hancock, VT. #0208 1-91".
Artwork Details
Wood
Hermit Thrush
Context
Made by Floyd Scholz of Hancock, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial in 1991.
Acquisition
1991.1
Made or Created
Artist
Scholz, Floyd (b. 1958)
1991
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Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2012.23.14a-b
Description
Cedar bird tail carving on an uncarved base. This carving is made from one piece of cedar, which is then fanned out to form the tail. A small bag of unattached carved pieces accompanies the carving.
Context
Made by Chester Nutting in West Danville, VT
Acquisition
2012.23
Made or Created
Artist
Nutting, Chester (1900-1975)
1975
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1902.2
Description
Cast of a human hand on a rectangular base. The hand is cut off at the wrist, and the flat wrist portion is inscribed, "THE ORIGON CAPTAIN C.E. CLARK U.S.N. MARCH 29, 1902 / to WHITTEMORE FROM KELLY". There is a small loop inserted in the side for hanging.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Acquisition
1902.2
Made or Created
Artist
Kelly, J. E.
Mar 29, 1902
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Overall
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Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Spanish-American War
Catamount
Name/Title
Catamount
Entry/Object ID
2013.12.1
Description
Rectangular piece of marble with a bas relief carving of a walking panther, or catamount. The animal is facing to the right and shown walking on a protruding base.
Artwork Details
Marble
Catamount
Context
Made by John Broadfield Warren from marble taken from his property in Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.12
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, John Broadfield
circa 1900
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Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Dorset
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Catamount
Interpretative Labels
Catamount Figurine, c. 1870 Owned by Marshal Harvey Twitchell (1840-1905) Kingston, Ontario, Canada Metal, alabaster Gift of the Twitchell family, 2010.61.1 Twitchell was born in Townshend and fought in the Civil War in the 4th Vermont Infantry. After the war, he worked for the Freedman’s Bureau, purchased property in Louisiana, and held several local political positions. His advocacy for formerly enslaved people made him a target; several members of his family were murdered, and in 1876 he lost both arms in an assassination attempt. When he recovered, he accepted a consulship in Kingston, Ontario and lived there for the rest of his life. This catamount statue held a place of honor on the mantel in his office; family lore says he used the tail to scratch his nose.
Name/Title
Catamount
Entry/Object ID
2010.61.1
Description
Small plaster statue showing a catamount walking downward on a craggy rock. The statue has been painted with layers of bronze, copper, and black paint to appear metal. It is mounted onto a rectangular piece of alabaster.
Acquisition
2010.61
Made or Created
1870-1900
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Overall
Relationships
Twitchell, Marshall Harvey (1840–1905)
Celebrating Barre, Vermont
Name/Title
Celebrating Barre, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2006.41.3
Description
Semi-abstract view of a city (Barre, Vermont) set in a valley and spreading up a mountain. The view shows several local landmarks, including recognizable buildings, with monuments shown at a much larger scale. Local features include the downtown bandstand, blocks of waste granite, Youth Triumphant, the labor hall, Robert Burns monument, Italian Granite Workers memorial, Spaulding School, First Church Universalist-Unitarian, and Barre Opera House.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Acrylic
Acquisition
2006.41
Made or Created
Artist
Cummings, Regis E., Reverend
1999
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Central Vermont Railway
Name/Title
Central Vermont Railway
Entry/Object ID
2020.11.1
Description
Charcoal drawing showing a man and train. The man is placed toward the foreground, and is shown wearing overalls and a conductor's hat. He is beckoning out of frame to the left, presumably to the engine car. Two train cars are in frame, both bearing the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT," in white paint. The cars are flat-topped, sideless freight cars and appear to be holding lumber. Evergreen trees and two mountains can be seen in the distance.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Central Vermont Railway
Context
The image was produced by McCann-Erickson, an advertising agency, for the Central Vermont Railway. It may have been the master for a series of advertising prints.
Acquisition
2020.11
Made or Created
Mcann-Erickson
1946
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Charles A Cook
Name/Title
Charles A Cook
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.3
Description
Folk-style portrait showing a young man with short brown hair parted at the side. He is wearing a black jacket, vest, and bowtie with a white, pleated shirt. He is in front of a brown background.
Artwork Details
Oil
Cook, Charles A. (1818-1855)
Acquisition
1936.7
Made or Created
circa 1845
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Charles J. Bell
Name/Title
Charles J. Bell
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.48
Description
Photographic print of a man sitting in an elaborately carved armchair. He is wearing a black suit and has dark hair and a white beard. He is seated with his legs crossed at the knee.
Artwork Details
Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909)
Context
Charles J. Bell was Governor of Vermont from 1904 to 1906.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1905
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Charles K. Williams
Name/Title
Charles K. Williams
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.19
Description
Print showing a man seated in an elaborately carved chair beside a table. The man has white hair and sideburns, and is wearing black pants, jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. He is holding a folded piece of paper in his left hand and is resting his right hand on a book on the table. The print is in a wooden frame with a small metal plaque at the center bottom that reads, "CHARLES K. WILLIAMS. 1850 - 52".
Artwork Details
Williams, Charles Killbourne (1782-1853)
Context
Charles Williams was Governor of Vermont from 1850 until 1852.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Charles Paine
Name/Title
Charles Paine
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.14
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is curly and swept to one side. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "CHARLES PAINE 1841 - 43".
Artwork Details
Paine, Charles (1799-1853)
Context
Charles Paine was Governor of Vermont from 1841 to 1843.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Child with Cat
Name/Title
Child with Cat
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-102
Description
Portrait of a young child with a grey cat. The blond child is shown seated and wearing a long, white dress. The neckline sits off the shoulder, and the dress has short sleeves. The child is wearing a necklace, and has red-soled black shoes. It is holding a coin or medallion on a red ribbon. A grey striped cat sits at the left border of the painting..
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Made or Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
19th Century
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Civil War Officer
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Civil War Officer
Entry/Object ID
2011.13.1
Description
Portrait showing a naval officer wearing a double-breasted uniform coat. The coat has a standing collar decorated in light blue edged with gold. He is wearing gold, braided epaulets. Addition gold braid decorates his sleeves. He is wearing white gloves and holding a sword in both of his hands. The piece is prominently signed in lower left in red: "T. W. Wood."
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Military officer
Acquisition
2011.13
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1902
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Dimensions
Overall (unframed)
Clark Day
Interpretative Labels
Clark Day, c. 1820 Attributed to Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858) Barre, VT Oil on wood panel Barre History Collection, #A-1060 Born February 5, 1811 in Barre, Vermont, Clark Day was the son of Ira and Martha Clark Day. His father, one of Barre's early residents, was a lawyer, prominent merchant, and businessman running the local tavern and helping to establish a coach line between Boston and Montreal. Although he trained to be a storekeeper, ill health forced him to take up farming. Artis Zedekiah Belknap was a prolific itinerant artist who worked primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but made a number of trips to Vermont.
Name/Title
Clark Day
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1060
Description
Portrait showing a young boy dressed in a black suit with a white pleated collar and red vest. His hair is cut into a mullet, and he is holding a thin book in front of himself.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Day, Clark (1811-1886)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
Artist
Belknap, Zedekiah (1781-1858)
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1820
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Col. Jonathan P. Miller
Name/Title
Col. Jonathan P. Miller
Entry/Object ID
1900.1.2
Description
Portrait of a stern-looking man wearing a black suit. He is holding a rough wooden cane or walking stick vertically in front of himself with both hands resting on top. To his left is a small table with a pitcher on top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Miller, Jonathan Peckham (1797-1847)
Acquisition
1900.1
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Copper Plate
Name/Title
Copper Plate
Entry/Object ID
1990.27.1
Description
Engraved copper plate showing the front view of Lawton Hall on the grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat. The back of the plate is printed with a short history of the building and is number 140 of 200.
Artwork Details
Copper
Brattleboro Retreat
Acquisition
1990.27
Made or Created
Artist
Fisher, Jean A. Pratt (1933-2005)
1983
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Dimensions
Overall
Cornelius Van Ness
Name/Title
Cornelius Van Ness
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.9
Description
Print showing a man wearing a double-breasted black coat and a white ruffled shirt and cravat.
Artwork Details
Van Ness, Cornelius P. (1782-1852)
Context
Cornelius Van Ness was Governor of Vermont from 1823 to 1826.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Country Mouse Book Cover
Name/Title
Country Mouse Book Cover
Entry/Object ID
1977.55.2
Description
Oil painting on paper showing a view through a barn. On the other side of the barn is a white house with a large mountain (possibly Camel's Hump) behind. In the yard, a group of people are dancing in a circle, holding hands.
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Used at the cover art for the novel "Country Mouse" by Louise Andrews Kent
Acquisition
1977.55
Made or Created
Artist
Earle, Eyvind (1916-2000)
1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Kent, Louise Andrews (1886-1969)
Related Publication
Country Mouse
Cover Design For "Country Mouse"
Name/Title
Cover Design For "Country Mouse"
Entry/Object ID
1977.55.1
Description
Ink and watercolor design on the right half of the paper shows the interior of a barn. Two figures, a man and a woman, stand at the far entrance beside a large pile of hay. In the distance is a small village in a valley with a mountain behind. On the left side of the page is a pencil mockup of the painting with the words "Country Mouse" written in the beams. Below the pencil sketch is a penciled letter addressed to Mr. Earle discussing potential changes to the painting.
Artwork Details
Pen and Ink
Context
Made by Eyvind Earle as a draft for the cover of the book, "Country Mouse", by Louise Andrews Kent.
Acquisition
1977.55
Made or Created
Artist
Earle, Eyvind (1916-2000)
Role
Painter
circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Kent, Louise Andrews (1886-1969)
Related Publication
Country Mouse
Crucifiction of Christ
Name/Title
Crucifiction of Christ
Entry/Object ID
2009.10.2
Description
Pen an ink drawing accented with watercolor. The drawing shows Christ on a cross flanked by winged angels. Small human figures stand at the right and along the bottom. Two small human figures hang from the cross horizontal beam and another stabs Christ in the lower abdomen. There are inscriptions in various places throughout the drawing that are quotes from the Bible. The paper is mounted on linen. The work is signed in the upper right corner on the back, "Mrs. Robert Chase, Guildhall, Vermont."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Acquisition
2009.10
Made or Created
1840-1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Custer's Last Rally
Name/Title
Custer's Last Rally
Entry/Object ID
2011.50
Description
Poster showing a battle scene between United States troops and indigenous Americans. The partial poster is mounted to a portion of a clapboard wall. The scene shows mounted soldiers wearing blue, double-breasted uniforms charging to the left, bearing swords and pistols and flying a United States flag. To the right are stylized indigenous Americans wearing large, feathered headdresses and fringed, tan-colored pants. Behind the indigenous people is a settlement of pointed tents in front of a line of trees. The scene is bordered on the right with a red ribbon, and a small portion of a military scene is visible on the other side of the border. A blue circle and a yellow ribbon with the letters "SH" are partially visible at the top left and bottom right, respectively. There is a rectangular piece missing at the bottom left. The whole is framed with grey-painted wooden molding
Context
The poster shows an act from the show, "Adam Forepaugh and the Wild West Circus", and advertises the performance on August 25, 1890 in Barre, VT.
Acquisition
2011.50
Made or Created
1890
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Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Cynthia Penniman
Name/Title
Cynthia Penniman
Entry/Object ID
2006.56.1
Description
Portrait painting showing a woman with a lace-frilled cap. She has dark hair that is parted in the center and held in high curls on either side of her face. She is wearing a black dress with a V-shaped neckline and low puffed sleeves. She has a white neckerchief secured by a miniature portrait showing two young girls.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Marvin, Cynthia Penniman (1782-1854)
Acquisition
2006.56
Made or Created
Artist
Reed, B.
1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Daniel Pierce Thompson
Name/Title
Daniel Pierce Thompson
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-124
Description
Portrait of a man leaning against a tree with his arms cross. He has short, curly black hair parted at the side. Though is turned toward the right, he is looking straight at the viewer with one eyebrow raised. He is wearing a black suit, vest, and bowtie with a white shirt that has a standing collar. He is shown outside amid mountains and trees. The mountain in the background may be Camel's Hump.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Thompson, Daniel Pierce (1795–1868)
Context
Daniel Pierce Thompson was a Vermont politician and famous novelist.
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
circa 1855
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Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Daniel Pierce Thompson and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson
Name/Title
Daniel Pierce Thompson and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson
Entry/Object ID
1957.40.1
Description
Portrait showing a man and woman. The man is wearing a black suit jacket and a white shirt with a pleated cravat. He is holding up a small open book. The woman is wearing a white dress with large, transparent sleeves. Her hair is parted down the center and held in two bow shapes on either side of the part. She is looking at the viewer, and her hand is indicating a passage from the book. The pair is seated in an interior with red drapery behind. The man's arm is around the woman at her shoulder.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Thompson, Daniel Pierce (1795–1868), Thompson, Eunice Wright Robinson (1814-1894)
Context
The portrait shows Daniel Pierce Thompson, the famous Vermont author and one of the founders of the Vermont Historical Society, and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson. It was painted shortly after their marriage in Montpelier by the itinerant portrait painter, Benjamin Franklin Mason.
Acquisition
1957.40
Made or Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
circa 1831
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Darius Lorenzo Green
Name/Title
Darius Lorenzo Green
Entry/Object ID
1959.65.1
Description
Miniature watercolor portrait of a young man painted on an oval ivory disk. The man has short brown hair with no sideburns and blue eyes. He is wearing a very high-necked black jacket, vest, and wide black cravat over a white shirt. The painting is set into a gold-toned pendant with a small glass enclosure on the reverse holding a lock of hair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ivory, Metal, Hair
Green, Darius Lorenzo (1815-1891)
Context
Shows Darius Green of Mount Holly, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.65
Made or Created
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Mount Holly
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dashing through the Snow
Name/Title
Dashing through the Snow
Entry/Object ID
2009.2.5
Description
Woodcut print showing a couple in a horse-drawn sleigh waving to a man wearing snowshoes. There are groups sledding down a hill in the middle ground and mountains in the background. At the bottom is the label, "DASHING through the SNOW: Winter travel in Vermont" and a string of sleigh bells.
Artwork Details
Paper
Context
Commissioned from Mary Simpson for Vermont History Expo, 2007
Acquisition
2009.2
Made or Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
2007
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Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Dennis Duhigg
Name/Title
Dennis Duhigg
Entry/Object ID
1968.49.10
Description
Oval portrait showing a mustached man in a military uniform. His hair is parted at the side. His uniform coat buttons down the center front, and he has rectangular epaulets on either shoulder.
Artwork Details
Duhigg, Dennis (1841-1864)
Context
Dennis Duhigg enlisted into the Union Army from Lyndon, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.49
Made or Created
1862-1864
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Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Dr. Edward Lamb
Interpretative Labels
Dr. Edward Lamb, 1895 Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Frederick J. Prentiss, #A-121 Born in Charlton, MA in 1771, Dr. Edward Lamb served Montpelier from his arrival in 1796 until his death in 1845. Frederick Prentiss commissioned this portrait for the Vermont Historical Society well after Lamb's death. Thomas W. Wood is arguably Montpelier's most famous artist. The son of a cabinet maker, he was largely self-taught, yet rose to the highest ranks of genre painters in the United States.
Name/Title
Dr. Edward Lamb
Entry/Object ID
1895.3.3
Description
Portrait showing a man in the process of taking snuff. The man is wearing a black suit, a white suit with a high collar, and a white bow tie. He has a can under his left arm with a wood shaft and a white knob. He is holding a metal case and preparing to pinch material from the case. He has long sideburns and appears to wearing an expression of annoyance.
Artwork Details
Oil
Lamb, Edward (1770-1845)
Acquisition
1895.3
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1895
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Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey
Interpretative Labels
Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey Unknown Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Emily Shipman Howland Gay, #A-576 Dr. Julius Dewey (1801-1877) practiced medicine in Montpelier, Vermont until the 1840s when he founded the National Life insurance company. What started out as a one-man operation soon turned into a major, national corporation still in operation today. His son, Admiral George Dewey, went on to fame in the Spanish American War. Susan Dewey was Dr. Dewey's third wife.
Name/Title
Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1989.23.2
Description
Oval portrait showing a man wearing a black three-piece suit, a white, pleated-front shirt with a high collar, and black bow tie. His grey hair is swept back and he has long, white sideburns. His right hand rests on the handle of a cane.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Portrait
Dewey, Julius Yemans (1801-1877)
Context
Dr. Dewey was the founder of National Life insurance company and the father of Spanish-American War hero Admiral George Dewey.
Acquisition
1989.23
Made or Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Relationships
Dewey, Susan Elizabeth Griggs (1816-1886)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.199
Description
Print of an etching of a tower, signed by L. Chesnay.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.200
Description
Printing of an etching of a barge with a bridge in the background. Signed, but Artist's signature difficult to decipher. With a label that says objects of art and fantasy, Galerie D'Expoistion, Marseille.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.206
Description
Four pencil sketches by children at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les-Mines, France, plus a letter and envelop from R. Dubreuil at the college to the direction of a French Red Cross center.
a. A sketch of a cactus in a pot by Rene Guinet.
b. A sketch of a chair, some jettisoned clothes and a briefcase by Jacques Braunstein.
c. A sketch of a teapot atop two books by Bernadette Ninlias.
d. A sketch of a heron by Daniel Pernette.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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East Corinth
Name/Title
East Corinth
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.5
Description
Drawing on board of an aerial view of a small downtown. The town has residences, stables, a store, and church. The town is framed from behind with rolling hills.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
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Ebenezer Ormsbee
Name/Title
Ebenezer Ormsbee
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.39
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to the side, and he has a long "goatee" style beard and mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "EBENEZER ORMSBEE 1886 - 88".
Artwork Details
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924)
Context
Ebenezer Ormsbee was Governor of Vermont from 1886 to 1888.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Edward C. Smith
Name/Title
Edward C. Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.45
Description
Print showing a seated man wearing a black suit. He has short, dark hair, and a cropped, light mustache. He is wearing a large ring on left hand, and has a finger of his right hand in a book.
Artwork Details
Smith, Edward Curtis (1854-1935)
Context
Edward C. Smith was Governor of Vermont from 1898 to 1892.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Edward Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Edward Kinsman, c. 1836 Uknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1163 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Edward Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1163
Description
Portrait showing a young boy in a three-piece suit consisting of a black jacket and pants and white vest. He's wearing a white shirt with a wide fall collar and black bow tie. He is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Edward
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1836
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Elisha Payne Jewett
Name/Title
Elisha Payne Jewett
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-40
Description
Portrait of an older man with a white beard and dark, grey hair. He is shown wearing a black suit and facing the left. The background is dark green, and the whole is framed in an ornate gild frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Jewett, Elisha Payne (1801-1894)
Context
Elisha Payne Jewett was Vermont State Treasurer from 1846 to 1847.
Made or Created
Artist
Burgess, Ruth Payne Jewett (1865-1934)
1922
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Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin
Interpretative Labels
Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin, 1883 Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of J. Brooks Buxton, #A-945 Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin (1850-1879) was the second daughter of Charles and Betsy Tarbox Dewey and granddaughter of Julius Dewey. She married Carrol Pitkin in 1873 but died young in 1879. This portrait is one of two commissioned by the family from Thomas Waterman Wood after her death. Thomas W. Wood is arguably Montpelier's most famous artist. The son of a cabinet maker, he was largely self-taught, yet rose to the highest ranks of genre painters in the united states.
Name/Title
Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin
Entry/Object ID
2011.13.2
Description
Portrait showing a young woman wearing a white lace dress embellished with a bouquet of brightly-colored flowers. The dress has a high, ruffled lace collar with a rose bud and stem pinned at the center. The translucent sleeves are gathered into poofs. A posy of pink and white flowers with green foliage is pinned to her chest at center. She is holding a lace shawl. Her hair is swept back from her face and held in a simple style.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Pitkin, Ella Luthera Dewey (1850-1879)
Acquisition
2011.13
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1883
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Ellen Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Ellen Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Barre History Collection, #A-1164 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Ellen Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1164
Description
Portrait showing a young girl wearing a blue dress. The dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline edged in narrow lace, with low set sleeves gathered into three sections. The bodice pleats into a v-shape at the waist. She is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Ellen
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1836
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Elms by the Lake
Name/Title
Elms by the Lake
Entry/Object ID
1990.52.1
Description
Print showing two large elm trees in a grassy area at the edge of a body of water, possibly Lake Champlain. There is a small path curving along the left edge. Tree-covered land juts into the water at the middle distance, and low mountains can be seen in the background at the right.
Acquisition
1990.52
Made or Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1939
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Dimensions
Overall
Emery L. Smith
Interpretative Labels
Emery L. Smith, c. 1895 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1082 Emery L. Smith (1842-1929) helped found the granite industry in Barre and served as the newly incorporated city's first mayor in 1895.
Name/Title
Emery L. Smith
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1082
Description
Impressionistic portrait showing a man in a brown and green suit jacket, a black vest, black tie, and white shirt with a fall collar. The man has a slightly receding hairline cut close to the head and large mustache that curls low below his mouth. The background is a gradient of brown, from light to dark. The painting is in a wide, gilded frame with molded acanthus and oak leaves. At the bottom center of the frame is a small plaque with the inscription, "EMERY L. SMITH/1895-1896".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Smith, Emery L. (1842-1929)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
circa 1895
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Envelope
Name/Title
Envelope
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.6
Description
Bi-fold envelope for holding artwork. The front of the enveloped is stamped with three images: a dog holding a fountain pen; a sign saying "greetings from the sticks" held by three sticks; and the artist's information, "HAL/Mayforth/RD #1 Box 4135, BARNES RD./MONTPELIER, VERMONT/05602."
Context
Made by Hal Mayforth for National Life
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Materials
Paper
Erastus Fairbanks
Name/Title
Erastus Fairbanks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.20
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is brushed tall, and he has a white beard running under his jawline. He is wearing small, wireframed glasses. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "ERASTUS FAIRBANKS 1852 - 53 AND 1860 - 61".
Artwork Details
Fairbanks, Erastus (1792-1864)
Context
Erastus Fairbanks was Governor of Vermont from 1852 to 1853 and again from 1860 to 1861.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Ethan Allen
Name/Title
Ethan Allen
Entry/Object ID
1942.17
Description
Roughly carved wooden statue of a man in the act of pulling his sworn from its scabbard. The man has a cloak draped over his right shoulder, hanging to the floor and wrapping around his left leg. He is wearing a double-breasted coat with an epaulet on his left shoulder. The figure is on an oval base with the name, "H. M. Abrams" written in pencil on the bottom.
Artwork Details
Wood
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Context
Carved by Horace M. Abrams of Arlington, Vermont, using wood from a tree that grew near Ethan Allen's home site.
Acquisition
1942.17
Made or Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Kinne, Benjamin Harris
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi
Interpretative Labels
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi, 1940 Joseph Pinchon (1871-1953) Paris, France Oil on board Gift of State of Vermont, 1964.63.182 Joseph Pinchon was born in Amiens, France, the second of eight children. He studied in Paris, and began working as an illustrator for children's magazines. In 1905, he created the character Becassine, and became one of the earliest and best artists developing a new style of illustration that would be called, in French, "bandes dessinees" (In America, we would call them comics, but their cultural role in France is very different). He continued to work as a prolific illustrator and artist for the rest of his life, with occasional forays into different art forms. In addition to the oil painting you see here, Pinchon also served briefly as the costume director for the Opera Garnier in Paris.
Name/Title
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.182
Description
Painting on cardboard or paint board of refugees traveling in two wagons pulled by horses. People are piled onto the wagons with goods. A dog walks beside the wagon. There is a large tree and a house in the background. The work is signed in the left hand corner: Emile Joseph Porphyre Pinchon.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Given to the State of Vermont by the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
Artist
Pinchon, Joseph P. (1871-1953)
circa 1940
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Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Ezekiel Parker Walton
Name/Title
Ezekiel Parker Walton
Entry/Object ID
2020.19.2
Description
Photograph of a painted portrait showing a young man wearing a high-collared suit with a white cravat. He has dark hair and long sideburns. The photograph has been enhanced with watercolor paint. The portrait is cut in an oval and pasted onto a white mat, with two lines of gilding tracing the outline of the applied portrait. The whole is framed in a gilded oval frame embellished on the top, bottom and sides with molded melons and vines.
Artwork Details
Walton, Ezekiel Parker (1789-1855)
Acquisition
2020.19
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ezra Butler
Name/Title
Ezra Butler
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.10
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black coat and white shirt and cravat. His hair is swept back away from his face and long over his ears.
Artwork Details
Butler, Ezra (1763-1838)
Context
Ezra Butler was Governor of Vermont from 1826 to 1828.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Family Scene
Name/Title
Family Scene
Entry/Object ID
1995.5.1
Description
Charcoal of a family seated and standing around a table. The family consists of the parents and three children. A dog and cat are present as well. The father is reading the Scientific American and the mother has mending on her lap.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal, Paper
Context
Possibly drawn in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.5
Made or Created
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Ferdinand Foch
Name/Title
Ferdinand Foch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.176
Description
Painting of a mustached man in an official looking hat and blue jacket. In a wooden frame. Signed by A Ehkirch 1918. A sticker on the back says it is a portrait of "Foch." Ferdinand Foch was the commander of Allied Forces at the end of World War I.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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First Train Pulling into Brandon
Name/Title
First Train Pulling into Brandon
Entry/Object ID
2004.52.1
Description
Landscape scene showing a town set among green hills with a train running through the middle ground. The town has several churches with tall, white steeples. There is a pair of people at the bottom left corner and another at the center.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
2004.52
Made or Created
Artist
Estabrooks, John F.
Attribution
Attributed to
1855
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Fletcher D. Proctor
Name/Title
Fletcher D. Proctor
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.49
Description
Photographic print showing a man in a dark suit. He has a mustache and a receded hairline.
Artwork Details
Photographic Paper
Proctor, Fletcher Dutton (1860-1911)
Context
Fletcher D. Proctor was Governor of Vermont from 1906 to 1908.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Fort Washington, Potomac River
Name/Title
Fort Washington, Potomac River
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.21
Description
River landscape with large military complex on the far bank. A boat is on the river in right distance. Maryland.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 2, 1856
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Name/Title
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Entry/Object ID
1941.27.1
Description
Autographed portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt made through the arrangement of the print of a full copy of Roosevelt's first inaugural address, c. 1935. The print is mounted onto a larger mat. The title is inscribed in ink at the bottom right corner of the print, and the bottom left of the mat bears the inked inscription, "Copy No-5/To Benjamin Gates/in a spirits of friendship/Pierre Zwick" along with the date "Dec 3-1935".
Artwork Details
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)
Acquisition
1941.27
Made or Created
Artist
Zwick, Pierre (1892-1964)
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gates, Benjamin
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Frederick Holbrook
Name/Title
Frederick Holbrook
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.25
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He is bald on his head and has large, white sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "FREDERICK HOLBROOK 1861 - 63"
Artwork Details
Holbrook, Frederick (1813-1909)
Context
Frederick Holbrook was Governor of Vermont from 1861 to 1863.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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General Parley Davis
Name/Title
General Parley Davis
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-168
Description
Portrait of a seated man. He has grey hair and short sideburns. He is shown wearing a suit consisting of a black coat, vest, and cravat, and white shirt with a falling collar. Is is seated in a wooden chair. The whole is framed in a veneered wooden frame with simple molding.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Davis, Parley (1766-1854)
Made or Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
George Lamb Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
George Lamb Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1162 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
George Lamb Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1162
Description
Portrait showing a young boy in a three-piece suit consisting of a black jacket and pants and white vest. He's wearing a white shirt with a wide fall collar and black bow tie. He is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, George Lamb
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1836
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George W. Hendee
Name/Title
George W. Hendee
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.30
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt with pearl buttons. His hair is brushed across the top of his head, and he has a dark mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "GEORGE W. HENDEE 1870.
Artwork Details
Hendee, George Whitman (1832-1906)
Context
George W. Hendee was Governor of Vermont in 1870.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
George Washington
Name/Title
George Washington
Entry/Object ID
1945.48.3
Description
Reverse glass painting showing a bust portrait of a man with white hair wearing a black jacket with a white stock and ruffle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Washington, George (1732-1799)
Acquisition
1945.48
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Dimensions
Germany is on Fire
Name/Title
Germany is on Fire
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.183
Description
Large oil painting of Adolf Hitler and a gorilla in smoke above flames. Matted in green, which contrasts sharply with dominant orange of the burning scene. The work is signed, but it is hard to read. On the back it says the artist is Jean Perret of Cannes. There is also a message about the message of the painting in French and English. The English isn't clear, but says Germany is on fire and hatred is spreading in the world.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Governor Ernest Gibson
Name/Title
Governor Ernest Gibson
Entry/Object ID
1983.32.1
Description
Portrait drawing of a man. The man has wavy hair that is parted in the center and slicked away from his face. He has dark eyebrows, with one raised slightly higher than the other. He is shown wearing a light-colored suit and dark, striped tie. At the bottom right is the large cursive inscription "Gov. Gibson" and the outlines of the initials, "N R".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pastel, Paper
Gibson, Ernest Willard, Jr. (1901-1969)
Context
Ernest Gibson served as Governor of Vermont from 1946 to 1950.
Acquisition
1983.32
Made or Created
Artist
Rockwell, Norman Perceval
1946-1947
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Grafton
Name/Title
Grafton
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.3
Description
Drawing on board showing a deeply rutted road leading to a farm complex. A fence runs along the road on one side, and a copse of young trees is on the other. Rolling mountains and another farm complex can be see in the distance.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
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Grand Isle County Court House
Name/Title
Grand Isle County Court House
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-189
Description
Pencil drawing of a Georgian-style brick building. The building is five bays wide and two stories tall with a chimney on the left side. The hipped roof has a six-sided cupola at its center. There is a four-columned portico over the central entrance, and an arched window or niche above the portico on the second story. The building is surrounded by four leafless trees. The image is labeled at the bottom, "Grand Isle County Court House North Hero Vt."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil, Paper
Made or Created
Artist
Stearns
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Grazing
Name/Title
Grazing
Entry/Object ID
1992.39.1
Description
Brightly colored printed scene of several black-and-white spotted cows in a field. The field is color blocked in red, grey, and green. Hills and mountains in the background are red, orange, green, pink, and purple. The print is matted under a cream-colored mat and framed in a narrow, light wood frame.
Artwork Details
Plexi, Glass
Acquisition
1992.39
Made or Created
Artist
Jackson, Woody
Holy Cow, Inc.
1990-1991
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Greyhound
Name/Title
Greyhound
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1137
Description
Plaster sculpture of a greyhound. He is shown standing, with his attention forward, and his tail pointed downward. An iron rod extends from the base into the dog's chest. The body of the dog is lean and muscular, and ribs can be seen. The dog's legs are lean, and it is in a relaxed standing position. Between its hind legs is a thin tale, splintering at the end. The base has three descending levels. Both the base and the dog are covered in scratches, presumably from an artists tool.
Artwork Details
Clay
Greyhound
Context
This sculpture was used as a model for freehand drawing at the Barre Evening Drawing School, founded by Carlo Abate in 1911.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
Artist
Abate, Carlo (1859-1941)
circa 1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hand
Interpretative Labels
Ceres Hand, 1858 Larkin Goldsmith Mead (1835-1910) Montpelier, VT Wood Gift of J. Richard Nye, 1978.24.1 Larkin Goldsmith Mead's artistic talent was recognized when he shaped a particularly fine snowman that led to training with a local sculptor. Commissioned in 1858, his statue of Ceres, the Greek goddess of Agriculture, for the top of the new Vermont State House dome was his first important work. The statue was so well-received that he subsequently carved the statue of Ethan Allen that still stands by the State House front door. The figure, carved out of wood, stood until 1938. Exposure to the elements means that it was in poor shape when it was removed, and this hand and the head of the statue (now lost) were the only remnants.
Name/Title
Hand
Entry/Object ID
1978.24.1
Description
Large, wooden statue fragment of a hand, in two pieces. The sculpture has three fingers and a portion of a fourth. It is covered in a thick layer of grey, showing significant crackling.
Artwork Details
Wood
Ceres
Context
The hand is from the Ceres statues that sat atop the State House dome. The statue was made by Larkin Mead in 1858.
Acquisition
1978.24
Made or Created
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
1858
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
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Hant Got No Others
Name/Title
Hant Got No Others
Entry/Object ID
1982.4.9
Description
Oil on board painting of a young boy pulling on socks. The boy is sitting on a rush seated green ladder-back chair. A jacket and hat are hanging on the right side of the chair. The boy is wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt with holes in the sleeve and brown pants. His socks have large holes in the toes and heels. There are boots to the right of the chair. The boy is looking at the viewer and smiling.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Squier, Herbert Northrup, Dr. (1878-1963)
Context
Painted by Edwin Parker Squier in Shoreham, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.4
Made or Created
Artist
Squier, Edwin Parker
circa 1883
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Dimensions
Overall
Happy Hour Harry
Name/Title
Happy Hour Harry
Entry/Object ID
2007.45
Description
Carved wooden caricature bust of a smiling man with a large, white tie. The man is bald with protruding ears, a wide small, a large nose, and blue eyes looking to the side. He is wearing a brown sweater and a blue collared shirt. The bust sits on a square base with a metal plaque that reads, "HAPPY HOUR HARRY". The back of the base is burned with the label, "JP Washburn 2007".
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
"Happy Hour Harry" was a regular patron of a tavern in Bethel, Vermont, in the mid-20th century.
Acquisition
2007.45
Made or Created
Washburn, John (1940-2020)
2007
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Dimensions
Overall
Hartland Hayfields
Name/Title
Hartland Hayfields
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-82
Description
Pen and ink drawing of rolling hills. In the foreground, hay is stacked in small piles and a hay-filled cart is being pulled by two animals, a figure sitting atop the hay. The hills are lined with trees. The drawing is signed on the bottom right, "Andrew R. Butler '26" in pencil, and titled, "Hartland Hayfields" on the bottom left in pencil.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink, Paper
Made or Created
Artist
Butler, Andrew Reid (1896-1979)
1926
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Dimensions
Henry Stevens
Interpretative Labels
Henry Stevens, 1834 Unknown Artist Barnet, VT Oil on canvas GIft of Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Stevens, #A-149 Henry Stevens (1791-1867), of Barnet, Vermont, was somewhat of a Renaissance man. He farmed, ran an inn, kept the toll road, served his town in the legislature, and had a reputation as Vermont's greatest antiquarian. Along with three other gentlemen, he founded the Vermont Historical Society through an act of the legislature in 1838. He served for 18 years as its president.
Name/Title
Henry Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1903.4.1
Description
Portait of a man wearing a black suit jacket, white shirt with a high fall collar, and a black cravat or tie. He has long sideburns and wispy hair on his forehead. His left arm is draped casually on the back of an inlaid wooden side chair, and his is holding a newspaper with the date 1834.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, Henry (1791-1867)
Context
Henry Stevens was the founder of the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
1903.4
Made or Created
1834
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Dimensions
Relationships
Stevens, Candace Salter (1792-1874)
Hiland Hall
Name/Title
Hiland Hall
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.24
Description
Print showing an elderly man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has white hair, parted at the side, and long white beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HILAND HALL 1858 - 60"
Artwork Details
Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)
Context
Hiland Hall was Governor of Vermont from 1858 to 1860.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Hiland Hall
Name/Title
Hiland Hall
Entry/Object ID
1870.2.1
Description
Oil portrait of a man seated in a red-and-green striped upholstered chair. The man is wearing a black suit with a white shirt and black bow tie or cravat. His right arm is resting along the arm of the chair, with his hand gripping the arm's carving.
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)
Context
Hiland Hall was the 25th Governor of Vermont and represented Vermont in Congress.
Acquisition
1870.2
Made or Created
Artist
Robinson, Mary Harrington
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Home
Name/Title
Home
Entry/Object ID
1987.44.1
Description
Oblique side vies of a 1 1/2 story gable end Greek Revival house with attached ell and barn. A picket fence encloses the front door yard and a white board fence separates the side yard from the adjoining field or pasture. A road runs from center foreground to left middle ground, past sheds and other homes. The field in center middle ground is bordered by woods. There are five adults pictured in a variety of poses and activities around the house.
Artwork Details
Context
Shows the Smith house, formerly on Cobble Hill, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1987.44
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1873
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Honorable Warren Robinson Austin
Name/Title
Honorable Warren Robinson Austin
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-179
Description
Portrait of a seated man. He is shown wearing a suit consisting a black double-breast coat, black pants, black vest, black necktie, and a white shirt. He is wearing glasses and holding a book in his left hand with a finger inserted into its pages. He is seated in a chair with a red curtain framing the left side of the painting.
Artwork Details
Oil
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Context
Warren Austin represented Vermont in congress from 1931 to 1941.
Made or Created
Artist
Slade, C.A.
1936
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Honorable William Jarvis
Interpretative Labels
Honorable William Jarvis, c. 1850 Unknown Artist Weathersfield, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Leavitt Jarvis Hunt, #A-120 William Jarvis of Weathersfield, Vermont, served as the consul to Lisbon and Charge d'Affairs to Portugal under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. His time on the Iberian peninsula introduced him to the prized Merino sheep. Upon his return to Vermont, he became the largest importer of Merino sheep to the United States. The resulting sheep craze transformed Vermont's landscape and economy for decades to come.
Name/Title
Honorable William Jarvis
Entry/Object ID
1961.53.1
Description
Portrait showing an older man with a jovial expression, looking directly at the viewer. He is seated in profile and wearing a black suit, white shirt with a high collar, and a white cravat. He has a receding hairline, but shoulder-length gray hair in the back. He is seated in a red armchair. His left hand is clenched, but his right hand remains loose on the arm of the chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Jarvis, William (1770–1859)
Acquisition
1961.53
Made or Created
circa 1850
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Horace Eaton
Name/Title
Horace Eaton
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.17
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to one side and he has sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HORACE EATON 1846 - 48".
Artwork Details
Eaton, Horace (1804-1855)
Context
Horace Eaton was Governor of Vermont from 1846 to 1848.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Horace Fairbanks
Name/Title
Horace Fairbanks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.34
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has a receding hairline and long, dark beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HORACE FAIRBANKS 1876 - 78".
Artwork Details
Fairbanks, Horace (1820-1888)
Context
Horace Fairbanks was Governor of Vermont from 1876 to 1878.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Hyde Manor
Name/Title
Hyde Manor
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-420
Description
Pencil and watercolor drawing of a fountain in the shape of a swan. The swan has its head pointed upwards and wings outstretched. The water of the fountain streams out of the swan's mouth. The pool of the fountain is round and surrounded by large stone blocks or pavers. A lake, bushes, and mountains are in the background. The picture is signed at the lower left corner in pencil, "Ruth Robins '42". Beneath the signature in the blank part of the paper is the inked inscription, "1801 - Hyde Manor Sudbury V.T."
Artwork Details
Pencil, Watercolor
Fountain at Hyde Manor
Context
Drawn by Ruth Robinson in Sudbury, Vermont
Made or Created
Artist
Robinson, Ruth
1942
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Dimensions
Overall
Illuminated Manuscript
Name/Title
Illuminated Manuscript
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.138
Description
Framed page depicting the crucifixion from a 15th century book of hours. Page in between glass in a wooden frame.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Glass, Paper
Isaac Tichenor
Name/Title
Isaac Tichenor
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.4
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket, and a white vest and cravat. This collars are worn high, and his hair is frizzed and pulled back away from his face.
Artwork Details
Tichenor, Isaac (1754-1838)
Context
Isaac Tichenor was Governor of Vermont from 1797 to 1807 and from 1808 to 1809.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907-1907
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Dimensions
Israel Smith
Name/Title
Israel Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.5
Description
Print of a silhouette of a man facing left. Subtle shading reveals his ear and a large falling collar. He has short, close-cropped hair.
Artwork Details
Smith, Israel (1759-1810)
Context
Israel Smith was governor of Vermont from 1807 to 1808. He also served as Vermont's Senator (1803-1807) and Representative (1791-1797, 1801-1803).
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Relationships
Smith, Israel (1759-1810)
J. Gregory Smith
Name/Title
J. Gregory Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.26
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is slicked back and he has a beard along his jawline and over his chin. Here is wearing a small pin at the center of his tie. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "J. GREGORY SMITH 1863 - 65".
Artwork Details
Smith, John Gregory (1818-1891)
Context
J. Gregory Smith was Governor of Vermont from 1863 to 1865.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
James S. Peck
Name/Title
James S. Peck
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-49
Description
Portrait of a man facing 3/4 right. He is shown wearing a dark-color overcoat and has short brown hair and a narrow brown beard.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Peck, James S. (1838-1884)
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Overall
Jay Peak
Name/Title
Jay Peak
Entry/Object ID
2012.20.15
Description
Scratchboard etching showing Jay Peak with a house and barn. A river runs across the foreground.
Acquisition
2012.20
Made or Created
Artist
Sanborn, Edward M.
1951
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Jay
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
John B. Page
Name/Title
John B. Page
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.28
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is combed over his head and held in curls at the side. He has a full beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN B. PAGE 1867 - 69".
Artwork Details
Page, John Boardman (1826-1885)
Context
John B. Page was Governor of Vermont from 1867 to 1869.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
John F. Lincoln
Interpretative Labels
John F. Lincoln, c.1860 Unknown Artist Pittsford, VT Oil on canvas #A-117
Name/Title
John F. Lincoln
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-117
Description
Oval portrait showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and vest, a white shirt with a high collar, and a black tie. He has light brown hair and a small beard beneath rosy cheeks. He is sitting in a red chair.
Artwork Details
Oil
Lincoln, John Fenton (1828-1889)
Made or Created
circa 1860
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John G. McCullough
Name/Title
John G. McCullough
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.47
Description
Photographic print showing a man lounging in a carved armchair. He is wearing a dark suit, and has unruly white hair and a matching mustache.
Artwork Details
McCullough, John G. (1835-1915)
Context
John G. McCullough was Governor of Vermont from 1902-1904.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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John L. Barstow
Name/Title
John L. Barstow
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.37
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to the side, and he has a "goatee" style beard and mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN L BARSTOW 1882 - 84".
Artwork Details
Barstow, John Lester (1832-1913)
Context
John L. Barstow was Governor of Vermont from 1882 to 1884.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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John Mattocks
Name/Title
John Mattocks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.15
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, cream vest, and white, ruffled shirt. His hair is worn short. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN MATTOCKS 1843 - 44".
Artwork Details
Mattocks, John (1777-1847)
Context
John Mattocks was Governor of Vermont from 1843 to 1844.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
John Myrick Everett
Name/Title
John Myrick Everett
Entry/Object ID
2006.44.1
Description
Portrait of a young man with short, blond hair. He is wearing a high-collared white shirt, black cravat, black vest, and black coat.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Everett, John Myrick (1819-1834)
Acquisition
2006.44
Made or Created
Artist
Everett, Stephen
1835-1839
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Plainfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
John S. Robinson
Name/Title
John S. Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.21
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to one side and he has short sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN S. ROBINSON 1853 - 54".
Artwork Details
Robinson, John Staniford (1804-1860)
Context
John Staniford Robinson was Governor of Vermont from 1853 to 1854.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
John Steele Tyler
Name/Title
John Steele Tyler
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.12
Description
Plaster bas-relief showing a boys head in profile. He has a "page boy" bob: a bobbed haircut that is straight on the top and curled under at the ends. The bust is on an oval base, which has a portion missing at the top left. There is a wire loop affixed into the plaster at the center of the back.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Tyler, John Steele (1796-1813)
Acquisition
1932.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tyler, John Steele (1796-1813)
John W. Stewart
Name/Title
John W. Stewart
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.31
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and tie, and a white shirt. He is bald on the top of his head and has white hair on the sides. He has a beard along his jawline and over his chin. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN W. STEWART 1870 - 72".
Artwork Details
Stewart, John Wolcott (1825-1915)
Context
John W. Stewart was Governor of Vermont from 1870 to 1872.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Jonas Galusha
Name/Title
Jonas Galusha
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.7
Description
Print showing a man with white hair wearing a high-collared black coat, a black vest, a whit shirt, and light-colored ruffle. The front of his hair is cut short and the back is left long.
Artwork Details
Galusha, Jonas (1753–1834)
Context
Jonas Galush was Governor of Vermont from 1809 to 1813 and from 1815 to 1820.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Josiah Grout, Jr.
Name/Title
Josiah Grout, Jr.
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.44
Description
Print showing a man in a black suit. He has short black and white hair, and a grey mustache.
Artwork Details
Grout, Josiah, Jr. (1841-1925)
Context
Josiah Grout, Jr., was Governor of Vermont from 1896 to 1898.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Julia C.R. Dorr
Interpretative Labels
"Julia C. R. Dorr", 1950-1960 Dr. Grace A. Webster Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of J. Shaw Webb, 1979.22.7 Julia C. R. Dorr was born Julia Caroline Ripley, on February 13, 1825, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the daughter of William Young Ripley, a native Vermonter and Zulma De Lacy Thomas, daughter of French refugees from San Domingo. Julia's mother died when she was a young child, after which her father brought the family to Vermont. They settled in Middlebury first and later moved to Rutland. In 1847, Julia married the Honorable Seneca Dorr, of New York, and the couple settled in Ghent, New York. Julia began writing poetry when she was a child, but none of her poems were published until 1847, when her husband sent one of her poems to the Union Magazine. In 1848, her first short story was published, for which she received $100. In 1857 Julia and Seneca Dorr moved to Rutland, Vermont. There they built "The Maples", which became a meeting place for authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Julia C. R. Dorr was a prolific writer of poetry and short stories and was considered by many to be one of the leading women poets of the 19th century. Her poem Periwinkle, illustrated by Zulma De Lacy Steele, is only one of many examples of her work in the Vermont Historical Society collections. She continued writing until her death on January 18, 1913, at age 88. The artist used a photograph of the poet to paint the portrait in the 1950s.
Name/Title
Julia C.R. Dorr
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.7
Description
Portrait showing a white-haired woman in a full, dark-blue dress. She is shown seated, holding a book open in her lap. She has a white scarf around her neck, matching her white collar and cuffs. A pink rose is pinned to her bodice.
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
Dorr, Julia C. Ripley (1825-1913)
Context
Julia C. R. Dorr was a famous Vermont writer.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
circa 1950-circa 1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Julia Cooke Greenbank
Name/Title
Julia Cooke Greenbank
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.1
Description
Full length portrait of woman sitting in red chair at desk. She is wearing a blue dress with white ruffled collar and a brooch with gold chain. She is shown writing letter on a wooden writing desk while sitting in a red upholstered chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Greenbank, Julia Ainsworth Cook (1850-1929)
Acquisition
1936.7
Made or Created
Artist
Badger, T. H.
1882
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Julius Converse
Name/Title
Julius Converse
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.32
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has short dark hair and a beard on his chin. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JULIUS CONVERSE 1872 - 74".
Artwork Details
Converse, Julius (1798-1885)
Context
Julius Converse was Governor of Vermont from 1872 to 1874.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Justin Morgan, Jr.
Interpretative Labels
Justin Morgan, Jr., ca. 1850 Pastel on Paper Gift of Mary Clifford Brown, 1979 Son of the Randolph teacher and musician who introduced the Morgan horse, Justin Morgan, Jr., was born in 1786. He was a storekeeper in Stockbridge, represented that town in the 1840 legislature, and was Windsor County senator in 1844.
Name/Title
Justin Morgan, Jr.
Entry/Object ID
1979.10.12
Description
Oval portrait of a man wearing a suit with oval wire-rimmed glasses pushed up on his forehead. He has short, dark hair swept back from his face and dark eyes. He is wearing a high-necked suit consisting of a dark jacket, vest, and cravat and a white shirt.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Morgan, Justin Jr. (1786-1853)
Acquisition
1979.10
Made or Created
circa 1850
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Justin Smith Morrill
Name/Title
Justin Smith Morrill
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-20
Description
Portrait of a dark-haired man with significant sideburns. He is shown sitting in a red-upholstered chair, his body angled to the right. He is wearing a black suit, bowtie, and white shirt. He is resting his right arm on the arm of the chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Morrill, Justin Smith (1810-1898)
Context
Justin Smith Morrill represented Vermont in Congress from 1855 to 1898 as first a Representative, then a Senator.
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Kent Family at Kent's Corner
Interpretative Labels
Kent Family at Kent's Corner, 1882 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Calais, VT Charcoal on paper Gift of J. Brooks Buxton, #A-788 This drawing depicts the area of Calais known as Kent's Corners due to the large number of Kent families that lived there. The building known as Kent Tavern once belonged to Vermont Historical Society and is now a Vermont State Historic Site. The people pictured are all descendants of patriarch Abdiel Kent. James Gilman was a prolific landscape painter throughout Washington County in the late-19th century.
Name/Title
Kent Family at Kent's Corner
Entry/Object ID
2007.13.1
Description
Charcoal landscape drawing showing a family of six lounging on the bank of a river. Three additional people walk along the opposite bank, and a small town centered along a road can be seen beyond them. The buildings consist primarily of white structures with the notable exception of a stately brick house at the center. The landscape consists or rolling hills, partitioned with fences and sparsely dotted with trees.
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent family
Acquisition
2007.13
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
1882
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Kent, Dorman B.E. (1875-1951)
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lake Memphramagog
Name/Title
Lake Memphramagog
Entry/Object ID
1950.30.1
Description
Landscape painting showing a lake with mountains in the background. At the lower right, two men with pails are beside a peaked tent-like shelter that appears to be made of wood. To the right is an industrial building (sawmill) with a warehouse and tall chimney stack. The building is on a pier that extends into the lake. There is a couple in a small rowboat or canoe on the lake, and a steam boat in the middle of the composition. There is a farm complex to the left of the lake and two houses to the right.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1950.30
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #1 In the Lower Basin
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #1 In the Lower Basin
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steam boat being pulled onto land. The scene shows the boat at the edge of the water, barely visible behind it, in the process of being lifted on a rolling platform. A yellow crane sits in front of the boat. There are large piles of dirt on either side of the boat, and a pile of materials is at the lower right corner of the scene.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Nov 12, 1954
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979), Shelburne Museum
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #10 In the Woods
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #10 In the Woods
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.5
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat sitting at the edge of a field. The boat has several levels, a single, black chimney, two lifeboats, and the label "TICONDEROGA". It is shown in a field of dead grass alongside a line of red-orange trees. Purple mountains rise in the distance.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Feb 19, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #11 Box Car
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #11 Box Car
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.6
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat being pulled down a road. The boat has several levels, a single, black chimney, and the label "TICONDEROGA". It is on a series of rollers being pulled by a very small red truck. A white picket fence is in the foreground, hills of brown trees in the middle distance, and blue mountains in the background, one of which is identifiable as Camel's Hump.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Mar 7, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #2 Suggesting An Etching
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #2 Suggesting An Etching
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.2
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat. The boat has several levels and a single, black chimney. It has the name label "Ticonderoga" on the front of the uppermost level. The boat is shown either in water alongside land, or already on the land alongside water. There a yellow building at the lower left, a sign at the lower right, and an electrical or telephone pole at the right edge.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Dec 31, 1954
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Shelburne Museum
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #5 Above the Roofs
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #5 Above the Roofs
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.4
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat sitting above the rooflines of a neighborhood. The boat has several levels and a single, black chimney. The bottom of the painting shows several rooflines and two men at the lower right.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made or Created
Artist
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Jan 5, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Webb, Dr. Grace A. (1888-1979)
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.10
Description
Landscape with leafless tree in left foreground, river and row of trees in middleground, and house in right background. on reverse in pencil is a portion of a letter in T.W. Wood's hand: "r Marshall, In think of disturbing your/____ of the "Pleasures of Solitude" by ____ appraising ____ you in propria personae./ few days. When we shall proceed to take/ by storm, as we are bent on having a/ for my dear/ fellow "pporpan to pucker" _____/ "
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.187
Description
Painting of a farm scene in a wooden, silvertone frame. Words on picture say "Bullion 1942."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.189
Description
Oil painting of a rural scene in a silvertone, wooden frame and a white mat. Initialed "GM."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.191
Description
Unframed oil painting of a mountain, houses and a field, signed by Emile Lombard.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.203
Description
Oil painting of a woodsy scene in fall with a pond or stream in the foreground. Artist is A Dumas of Bordeaux. It is framed in gold and cream and the finish is chipped.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Lavina Day
Name/Title
Lavina Day
Entry/Object ID
1946.45.2
Description
Portrait of a woman wearing a black dress with a sheer, white collar and sheer white cap. The cap is decorated with a black ribbon that is tied beneath her chin.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Day, Lavinah Merrell
Acquisition
1946.45
Made or Created
Artist
Tuthill, Abraham Guliebmus Domini (1805-1897)
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Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette
Name/Title
Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.196
Description
Photograph of an office scene -- desk, chairs, bust -- from the Musee de la Armee. It is listed as the "Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette," meaning the office of Gen. LaFayette.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Leonora Lamb Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Leonora Lamb Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1161 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Leonora Lamb Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1161
Description
Portrait showing a woman in a black dress. The dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline with several pleats across the breast and low-set, full sleeves. She is draped across the shoulders with a translucent shawl. Her dark hair is parted in the center and looped in braids around her ears.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Leonora (1810-1856)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1836
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Levi K. Fuller
Name/Title
Levi K. Fuller
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.42
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and tie and white shirt. He has a receded hairline, a full mustache, and a small beard only under his mouth. He is looking to his left.
Artwork Details
Fuller, Levi Knight (1841-1896)
Context
Levi K. Fuller was governor of Vermont from 1886 to 1888.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Lewis Robinson
Name/Title
Lewis Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.330
Description
Silhouette of man in stand up collar and tie. The bulk of the silhouette is cut, but details, like the shirt lines and hair, are drawn with pen.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871)
Context
Lewis Robinson was a Windsor County engraver and printer, active c. 1816-1855, possibly later. His products include maps, lithographs, memorials and prints.
Acquisition
1957.1
Made or Created
1840
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Related Place
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Locomotive & Tender
Name/Title
Locomotive & Tender
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-56
Description
Engraving showing a locomotive engine and attached fuel (coal) car. The engine is labeled on the side, "COMPETITOR". The second car is decorated on the side with flowers and an oval scenic picture. The image is labeled, "LOCOMOTIVE & TENDER BY JOHN P. LAIRD. BUILT AT LATHAM & CO. WORKS. W. R. JUNCTION, VT."
Artwork Details
Engraving
Context
The Lathan & Company Works was based out of White River Junction, Vermont, from 1845 until 1854. The artist of the engraving, Christian Meadows, was a prisoner at the state prison in Windsor, Vermont, where he was serving a sentence for counterfeiting.
Made or Created
Artist
Meadows, Christian
1854
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Laird, John P., Latham & Company Works
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Lucretia Houghton Prentiss
Name/Title
Lucretia Houghton Prentiss
Entry/Object ID
1895.3.4
Description
Portrait of an older woman with center-parted dark grey hair. She is wearing an elaborately ruffled white cap and a white blouse with a ruffled collar. Over the blouse she is wearing a black dress and holding a red paisley shawl around her arms. The background is dark brown, and the whole is framed in an ornate gilded frame.
Artwork Details
Oil
Prentiss, Lucretia Houghton (1786-1855)
Context
Lucretia Prentiss of Northfield, Vermont, was the wife of Samuel Prentiss, US Senator for Vermont from 1831 to 1842.
Acquisition
1895.3
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1895
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Relationships
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Lucy Ainsworth Cooke
Interpretative Labels
Lucy Ainsworth Cooke, ca. 1846 Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Julia Cooke Greenbank, 1936.7.2 Born in the Vermont hill town of Calais, Lucy Ainsworth (1819-1895) lived during a period of great social, economic, and political change. Many Americans responded to those changes by turning to movement ranging from evangelical Protestantism and abolitionism to phrenology and spiritualism. Lucy found a ready clientele for her ability to diagnose physical ailments, find missing wallets, or help sheriffs solve mysteries by entering a trancelike sleep known as mesmerism. According to family tradition "Sleeping Lucy" developed her clairvoyant skills gradually and did not begin to heal people until after her marriage to Charles Cooke in 1847. The couple settled in Reading, where they worked as a team until his death in 1855 and then Lucy moved to Montpelier. Eventually Lucy remarried and moved to Boston, where she continued to practice as Dr. Lucy Cooke, treating patients and running a successful mail-order herbal business. This portrait was probably done shortly after Lucy's first marriage (1846) since its match is a portrait of her husband, Charles Cooke. Though unknown, the artist skillfully captured Cooke's intensity in her eyes.
Name/Title
Lucy Ainsworth Cooke
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman with dark hair and a black dress. The folk-style portrait shows a woman with brown hair, parted in the center and pulled into looped braids in the back. She has brown eyes, a straight nose, a pointed chin, and is shown with a very slight smile. She is wearing a gold-toned beaded necklace, and the neckline of her dress is trimmed in white lace with a gold brooch at the center. Her black dress is pleated outward from the center, forming a large V that is held in place at the waist. The background of the painting is brown.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Raddin, Lucy Ainsworth Cooke (1819-1895)
Context
Lucy A. Cooke, or Sleeping Lucy, was a famous clairvoyant from Calais, VT.
Acquisition
1936.7
Made or Created
circa 1846
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lydia Powers Paddock
Interpretative Labels
Lydia Powers Paddock, c. 1790 Attributed to Winthrop Chandler (1747-1790) Worcester, MA Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1071 Lydia Powers, aunt of famed Vermont sculptor Hiram Powers, married Dr. Robert Paddock of Woodstock and, in 1814, moved to Barre. Unlike other portrait artists of the day, Winthrop Chandler did not travel. Instead, subjects came to his home in either Massachusetts or Connecticut.
Name/Title
Lydia Powers Paddock
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1071
Description
Portrait showing a woman wearing a black, apron-front dress with a translucent, white collar and cap. The cap is ruffled around her face and along the top of her head, and is both decorated and held beneath her chin with green striped ribbon. The collar pins the front of the gown below the neckline, showing an additional white layer worn underneath the main gown. She is holding a small, round tin on a white handkerchief or apron, and is wearing a ring with a heart-shaped head. She is sitting in a yellow Windsor chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Paddock, Lydia Powers (1772-1815)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
Artist
Chandler, Winthrop
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1790
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Madame Decarne
Name/Title
Madame Decarne
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.65
Description
Picture of a woman with a serious expression wearing a cap and green dress. In the top left corner is a dragon crest with the word "Dauphine" in it. On the back a card says, "Madame Decarne, 161 route de Douce" and more that is illegible.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Man with Rutland Herald
Interpretative Labels
Unfortunately the identity of the man in this portrait is unknown. The four portraits in this family group were found in the Chippenhook section of Clarendon and the family was probably from that area. The details in the portraits provide some information about the sitters. They are dressed and coiffed in a stylish yet restrained manner. The man is holding a Rutland Herald indicating that he was literate and reinforcing his Vermont connection. To the left of his shoulder you will see a drawing compass and square, indicating that he was a Mason. This would have been a strong political statement during a time when the majority of Vermonters viewed Masonic membership as undemocratic. Aaron Dean Fletcher (1817-1902) was born in Springfield, Vermont. He was self-taught and began his career in the Springfield area painting neighbors and friends from 1835 to 1839. By 1840 he had moved to Keeseville, New York. The Chippenhook portraits may have been painted by Fletcher on his way to New York. They have his characteristic olive background and black outlining of figures. Like many itinerant artists of the time, Fletcher traveled west to Indiana in 1856, but returned after a year to New York, where he continued to earn a meager living as an artist. He died in Keeseville in 1902. The frames are modern.
Name/Title
Man with Rutland Herald
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-100
Description
Portrait of a man in a black suit holding a newspaper. The man has dark hair swept to the left and long side burns. He is shown cleanshaven and with light-colored eyes. He is wearing a high-collared suit consisting of a black coat, black vest that opens at the center, black tie, and white shirt. He is leaning against a red upholstered furniture arm, and holding a newspaper with the letters "RALD" visible at the top [Rutland Herald]. A compass and square are painted into the background at the left, indicating Masonic ties.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Made or Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Mandolin-Guitar Club
Name/Title
Mandolin-Guitar Club
Entry/Object ID
2020.13.2
Description
Photograph showing 7 people with instruments. The image shows 4 women, each of whom are dressed in white, long-sleeved and high-collared blouses with dark-colored, gored skirts. The two central women are holding mandolins. The three men in the image are all shown wearing suits and holding mandolins. Two guitars rest on piece of fur in front of the group. The oval photograph is mounted on top of a black, paperboard mat with the impressed inscription, "C. Bau's Studio/BARRE, VT."

Inked on the back is the note: "Mandolin-Guitar Club/Ina Harrington Eastman (mother) - Dr. Steele - Mrs. Watt - and ?/Alvah W. Eastman (Father) - Mrs. Steele - Dr. Watt./Barre, Vermont 19-? (08?)"
Photograph Details
Mandolin-Guitar Club
Acquisition
2020.13
Made or Created
C. Bau's Studio
circa 1900-circa 1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Margaret Fay Brown
Interpretative Labels
Margaret Fay Brown, c. 1857 Unknown Artist Bennington, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Margaret Fay Shaw Campbell, #A-598 Margaret Hyde Fay Brown (1833-1922) came from the prominent Fay family of Bennington. Her grandfather, Stephen Fay, owned what we now call the Catamount Tavern during the American Revolution.
Name/Title
Margaret Fay Brown
Entry/Object ID
1990.20.3
Description
Portrait showing a dark-haired woman in seated pose. She is wearing a dark gown with a low center-front split and a white blouse or shawl under the outer robe. Her hair is parted down the center and is held in ringlets at the nape of her neck.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Brown, Margaret Hyde Fay (1833-1922)
Acquisition
1990.20
Made or Created
Artist
Lawman, Jasper Holman
Attribution
Possibly
1855-1857
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Dimensions
Overall
Marmaduke Wait
Name/Title
Marmaduke Wait
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-546
Description
Miniature portrait of a man. The man has short, dark hair, a dimple in his right cheek, and is looking straight at the viewer. He is wearing a white shirt with cravat, a white, double-breasted waistcoat, and a dark coat with brass buttons. He is shown in front of a blue sky with white clouds. The painting in held within a double frame: the inner frame is an oval, and the outer frame is a rectangle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Ivory, Watercolor
Wait, Marmaduke (1774-1847)
Made or Created
1799
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Martha Washington
Name/Title
Martha Washington
Entry/Object ID
1945.48.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman with white hair wearing a black dress with an undefined white bonnet or kerchief over her head and another white kerchief over her shoulders. The painting is applied to the reverse of the glass.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Washington, Martha (1731-1802)
Acquisition
1945.48
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Martin Chittenden
Name/Title
Martin Chittenden
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.6
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket, vest, and cravat, and a white shirt. He has a dour expression and his bald on the top of his head.
Artwork Details
Chittenden, Martin (1763-1840)
Context
Martin Chittenden was Governor of Vermont from 1813 to 1815.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Martin Chittenden
Name/Title
Martin Chittenden
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-545
Description
Miniature portrait of a man. The man is shown with rose cheeks and light-colored hair parted at the side and with long sideburns. He is wearing a high-necked suit consisting of a black jacket, light-colored brocade waistcoat, black cravat, and white, high-collard shirt. The background is blue. The whole is set into a black velvet frame with an ormolu oak leaf attachment at the top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ivory
Chittenden, Martin (1763-1840)
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Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself
Name/Title
Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself
Entry/Object ID
2018.17.1
Description
Hand-drawn map of Vermont. The map is separated by county, with the borders drawn in black ink with dotted lines. Within the borders, each county is outlined with a thick line of watercolor in a color different from its neighbors. Pink, blue, yellow, orange, and green are used. The names of the counties are written in large, decorative letters oriented in various ways. The edges of the page are framed with a line a yellow.

The paper has a crease horizontally across the center. The reverse is labeled in ink, ""Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself" in script. Beneath the label in pencil are the words, "To H. M. Ditz".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Paper, Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Martin Flint of Randolph, Vermont
Acquisition
2018.17
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Martin Munroe (1816-1897)
1820-1829
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Dimensions
Overall
Mary Ann Williams
Interpretative Labels
Mary Ann Williams, c. 1845 Benjamin Franklin Mason (1804-1871) Woodstock, VT Oil on canvas #A-761 Norman and Mary Ann Williams were prominent citizens of Woodstock. He held numerous town, county, and state offices, including a seat on the commission that oversaw the design of the third Vermont State House. Their son, Dr. Edward Williams, built the town library on the site of their home in 1884 and named it after Norman. Benjamin Mason traveled throughout the northern tier of the United States producing portraits of many prominent citizens. He's known to have visited Woodstock a number of times.
Name/Title
Mary Ann Williams
Entry/Object ID
2006.6.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman wearing a black dress with a pleated, white lace collar. Around her neck she is wearing a translucent, blue scarf pinned at center front with an oval mourning brooch. The brooch is a black oval with a central portion containing hair held in a woven design. She is wrapped in a paisley shawl and sitting on a red upholstered chair. Her hair is parted in the center and falls in ringlets on either side.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Williams, Mary Ann Wentworth Brown (1795-1879)
Acquisition
2006.6
Made or Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
1840-1850
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Mary Palmer Hunt Tyler
Name/Title
Mary Palmer Hunt Tyler
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.7
Description
Bas relief plaster bust showing an elderly woman. Her hair is parted in the center, and she is wearing a bonnet that falls in layers on either side of her facing. She is wearing a high-necked blouse with a bow in the center of her neck and a small medallion beneath the bow. The background of the piece is an oval. The back of the sculpture is rough, with a concave portion behind the relief.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
Acquisition
1932.5
Made or Created
1858
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mary Perrin
Name/Title
Mary Perrin
Entry/Object ID
2008.5.2
Description
Painted portrait showing a woman with brown hair. Her hair is parted in the center and held in ringlets on either side of her face. She is wearing a green ribbon around her head and large, gold drop earrings. She is wearing a black dress that sits off her shoulders with long sleeves that flare above her elbows. She has a gold chain looped twice around her neck, with one loop worn tight and the other reaching to her waist. There is a hair brooch at the center front neckline and multiple rings on her left hand.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Perrin, Mary Jane T. Sargent (1818-1879)
Acquisition
2008.5
Made or Created
1842-1863
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
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Mary Wallis Goodrich
Name/Title
Mary Wallis Goodrich
Entry/Object ID
1965.70.2
Description
Oval portrait showing an elderly woman in a white bonnet and black clothing. She is wearing gold-framed, oval glasses. The bonnets is tied in a small bow beneath her chin. Her clothing is quite loosely draped and may be either a dressing gown or a shawl.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Goodrich, Mary Wallis (1780-1857)
Acquisition
1965.70
Made or Created
Artist
Hope, James (1818-1892)
1856
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Pittsfield
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mildred Howells
Name/Title
Mildred Howells
Entry/Object ID
1961.16
Description
Bas-relief portrait carving a young girl. She is shown with a high collar and a brimmed hat on her head, tied beneath her chin. Under the hat, the girl's hair is down and she has short bangs. The background slab is rectangular with an arched top, similar in shape to a tombstone.
Artwork Details
Marble
Howells, Mildred
Context
Portrait medallion showing Mildred Howells at age 10.
Acquisition
1961.16
Made or Created
Artist
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
circa 1882
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Dimensions
Overall
Mildred Lucas Austin
Name/Title
Mildred Lucas Austin
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-180
Description
Portrait of a woman lounging in a chair. She has short, grey hair and is wearing a long, sleeveless aqua velvet evening dress and a long beaded necklace. She is seated in a red upholstered arm chair, leaning on a side table to her right.
Artwork Details
Oil
Austin, Mildred Mary Lucas (1874-1973)
Made or Created
Artist
Slade, C.A.
1936
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Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill
Interpretative Labels
Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill, 1891 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Louise Andrews Kent, 1974.39.1 This view of Montpelier from what is now Terrace Street provides a great picture of Montpelier at the cusp of the 20th century. Notice the red painted dome of the State House and the prominent Montpelier Seminary in the background. James Gilman was a prolific landscape painter throughout Washington County in the late 19th century. A number of his works can be found elsewhere in this gallery.
Name/Title
Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill
Entry/Object ID
1974.39.1
Description
Painting showing a distant view of a city situated in a valley between multiple mountains. There is a white house on the left edge of the painting along a road lined with mature trees and leading into the city in the distance. The dome of the capital rises in the middle distance, and the rectangular form of the seminary is prominently visible in the distance. Several other domestic and business structures line the roads. The mountains and hills surrounding the city alternate between forest and fields, and the sky is filled with clouds.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Montpelier as seen from Terrace Street
Context
Painted by James Franklin Gilman near Montpelier in 1891.
Acquisition
1974.39
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
1891
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Montreal
Name/Title
Montreal
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.23
Description
View of Montreal from a high point. Tree in foreground, buildings in middleground and a large hill (Mount Royal) in background. In pencil on bottom: Montreal July 1, '55.
Artwork Details
Pencil and Wash on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Moses Robinson
Name/Title
Moses Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.2
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket and a white cravat and shirt. He is directly facing the viewer and his hair is curled at the sides. The print has a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "MOSES ROBINSON 1789-90".
Artwork Details
Robinson, Moses (1741-1813)
Context
Moses Robinson was the second Governor of the Vermont Republic, Vermont's first Chief Justic, and one Vermont's first two Senators.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Mount Vermont, the Situation of Gen'l George Washington
Name/Title
Mount Vermont, the Situation of Gen'l George Washington
Entry/Object ID
1987.43.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large building (Mount Vernon) atop a green hill. The two-and-a-half-story columned building sits on a rise in the middle ground. Trees and other foliage are along left and right borders and around the home. In the left background there is a body of water (Potomac River) with boats. The piece is signed at the lower right, "Lovisa Catterton Nov. 30, 1816 at Middlebury, Vt."
Artwork Details
Watercolor on paper
Context
Painted by Lovisa (or Louisa) Chatterton while a student at Emma Willard's Middlebury Female Seminary in 1816.
Acquisition
1987.43
Made or Created
Artist
Hammond, Louisa Chatterton (1795-1868)
Nov 30, 1816
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Mount Vernon
Name/Title
Mount Vernon
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.18
Description
River landscape with river in foreground and tree covered bank in background. Mount Vernon, Va.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 20, 1848
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Dimensions
Mount Vernon
Name/Title
Mount Vernon
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.19
Description
Oblique front view of Mount Vernon. Building is flanked by two large trees and other foliage. Mount Vernon, Va.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 20, 1848
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Mrs. Rowena Randall Joyce
Name/Title
Mrs. Rowena Randall Joyce
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-36
Description
Oval portrait of a woman in a black dress. She is shown with dark, center-parted hair gathered at the back of her head. She is wearing red earrings and a red pendant necklace. The square neckline of her dress is trimmed in white lace and black-and-red patterned ribbon. The portrait is held in an ornate gilded wood frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Joyce, Rowena Randall (1834-1902)
Made or Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
circa 1865
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My Mother
Name/Title
My Mother
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.1
Description
Portrait of an elderly woman to the chest. She has oval wire frame glasses, and her hair is parted down the center and pulled back. She is wearing a print dress with a lace collar. At the throat is a hair broach, and she has a chain around her neck twice.
Artwork Details
Merrill, Emeline W. (1838-1935)
Context
Emeline Merrill was from Ryegate, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.22
Made or Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
1943
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New Rural School
Name/Title
New Rural School
Entry/Object ID
2003.64.1
Description
Watercolor of a rural school house with trees and fields in foreground and a village in the background. It is mounted within a brown mat that has the label, "THE NEW RURAL SCHOOL" and a thin silver line around the mat opening. The whole is framed in a black wooden frame with a simple molding.
Artwork Details
Watercolor on paper
Context
Given to Lenora Stevens Farnham as second prize in a speaking contest for women aged 50-90 in 1924. Painted by Verna Stebbins of Montpelier, VT.
Acquisition
2003.64
Made or Created
Artist
Stebbins, Verna
1924-1924
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Farnham, Lenora Rachael Stevens (1869-1943), Daughters of the American Revolution
Newell Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Newell Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1160 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Linsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833)
Name/Title
Newell Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-1160
Description
Portrait showing a man wearing a black-three piece suit, a white shirt with a high collar, and a large, black bow tie. He has curly hair and appears to be looking directly at the viewer.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Newell (1795-1858)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1836
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Norman Williams
Interpretative Labels
Norman Williams, c. 1845 Benjamin Franklin Mason (1804-1871) Woodstock, VT Oil on canvas #A-761 Norman and Mary Ann Williams were prominent citizens of Woodstock. He held numerous town, county, and state offices, including a seat on the commission that oversaw the design of the third Vermont State House. Their son, Dr. Edward Williams, built the town library on the site of their home in 1884 and named it after Norman. Benjamin Mason traveled throughout the northern tier of the United States producing portraits of many prominent citizens. He's known to have visited Woodstock a number of times.
Name/Title
Norman Williams
Entry/Object ID
2006.6.1
Description
Portrait showing a man wearing a black, three-piece suit, a white shirt with a fall collar, and black tie. His hairline has receded significantly, but wisps of hair have been brushed forward to disguise it.

The golden frame is very ornate, with an arched top to the opening and elaborately molded borders.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Williams, Norman (1791-1868)
Acquisition
2006.6
Made or Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
1840-1850
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Williams, Norman (1791-1868)
North Dorset
Interpretative Labels
North Dorset, late 19th century Unknown Artist Dorset, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Norman Dieter, #A-161 Landscape view of North Dorset, Vermont, in the style of the Hudson River School.
Name/Title
North Dorset
Entry/Object ID
1972.65.1
Description
Painting of a landscape showing a wide valley between several mountains. A town center is at the center of the composition, consisting of several buildings, with roads leading outward from the center, primarily to the left of the composition. The valley is dotted throughout with houses, trees, and fields. The mountains on either side are tree covered with varied lighting from cloud cover.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1972.65
Made or Created
19th Century
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North Pownal
Name/Title
North Pownal
Entry/Object ID
2021.23.1
Description
Oil painting showing a river valley between mountains. The landscape is rendered in thick, rough strokes. There are two large mountains on the left side of the image, and smaller mountains on the right and in the background, fading to a deep blue. There is a small line of red buildings in the center foreground, and a hazy group of buildings behind them where the valley narrows.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Painted by Marion Huse in Pownal, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.23
Made or Created
Artist
Huse, Marion (1896-1967)
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Oh! The Wickedness
Name/Title
Oh! The Wickedness
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.14
Description
Woman seated at table with hands raised in disgust. A fork and knife are shown dropping from her hands. on the table are a plate with food, a cup, and a platter.
Artwork Details
Pencil, Pen, Watercolor
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Papper
Name/Title
Papper
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.13
Description
Fron view of a dog's face, possibly a terrier type.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Paul Brigham
Name/Title
Paul Brigham
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.3
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and vest, and a white cravat and shirt. His hair is gone on the top of his, blue long at the sides.
Artwork Details
Brigham, Paul (1746-1824)
Context
Paul Brigham was governor of Vermont in 1797
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Paul Dillingham
Name/Title
Paul Dillingham
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.27
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has dark hair that is parted at the side and sideburns that reach his jaw. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "PAUL DILLINGHAM 1865 - 67".
Context
Paul Dillingham was Governor of Vermont from 1865 to 1867.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Peter Washburn
Name/Title
Peter Washburn
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.29
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt facing to the right. He has full, dark hair and a full beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "PETER WASHBURN 1869 - 70".
Artwork Details
Washburn, Peter Thacher (1814-1870)
Context
Peter Washburn was Governor of Vermont from 1869 to 1870.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1992.32.1
Description
Particleboard rectangular plaque with two large plaster bas relief medallions and two metal coins embedded in the lower corners. The bas relief on the proper right shows a depiction of Robert Frost, and the one on the proper left shows the Vermont state seal. The coins echo the bas reliefs.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Vermont state seal
Frost, Robert Lee (1874-1963)
Context
The reliefs on the plaque were models made to create Vermont's Presidential Art Medal, 1963. Two examples of the coins (showing either side) are included in the lower corners of the plaque.
Acquisition
1992.32
Made or Created
Artist
Menconi, Ralph
Presidential Art Medals, Inc.
1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Pomfret Church
Name/Title
Pomfret Church
Entry/Object ID
1990.52.2
Description
Print showing a white, clapboard church behind large trees. The front of the church has six columns across the front portico (five visible), and a round window in the overhand. A square steeple is partially visible between the tree branches.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1990.52
Made or Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1939
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Dimensions
Overall
Portrait
Name/Title
Portrait
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.204
Description
A dark wooden tray with glass over a painting of a woman in a Breton costume. The Merci Train tag is glued to the glass in the lower right corner. The tag describes the object as "un plateau breton" from a town whose name isn't readable but begins with Q.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Portrait of a Man
Name/Title
Portrait of a Man
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-101
Description
Portrait of a man. He is shown wearing a suit consisting of a black jacket, black vest, black bow time, and white shirt. His shirt has a high collar that folds over and the top and has rounded points. He has brown hair that is parted at the side and long sideburns that reach down under his chin. He is wearing a gold pin at his breast and a pocket watch on a loop around his neck. He left hand is resting on the back of a chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Made or Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
1835-1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.13
Description
Framed photographic postcard showing a shoreline with grass and trees in the foreground. The card is mounted onto a matboard and labeled, "Lake Champlain", at the bottom left. It is signed, "J. C. Bicknell" at the bottom right.
Artwork Details
Context
Owned by Katherine Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
Made or Created
Artist
Bicknell, John Carlton
Role
Photographer
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Relationships
Dopp, Katharine Eckley (1907-1999)
Potomac
Name/Title
Potomac
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.20
Description
River landscape with a single masted boat in center foreground. River bank and other ships in background. Potomac River, Below Washington D.C.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 20, 1856
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Prix d'Honneur
Name/Title
Prix d'Honneur
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.75
Description
A metal statue of a man carrying his coat slung over his shoulder. He is wearing a vest, pants that are rolled up, clogs and a hat. Something is missing from his right hand. He is carrying an unidentifield opject in his left hand. An inscription at the base sayd, "Prix d'honneur offert par ministre de agriculture."
Artwork Details
Metal
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Prussia Persons Walton
Name/Title
Prussia Persons Walton
Entry/Object ID
2020.19.1
Description
Painted photograph of a portrait. The portrait shows a young woman wearing a high-waisted, black dress with puffed sleeves and a high, white fall collar embellished with lace. The portrait is cut in an oval and pasted onto a white mat, with two lines of gilding tracing the outline of the applied portrait. The whole is framed in a gilded oval frame embellished on the top, bottom and sides with molded melons and vines.
Artwork Details
Walton, Prussia Persons (1792-1878)
Acquisition
2020.19
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quebec
Name/Title
Quebec
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.24
Description
View of a city with river in background through two tall buildings. View is essentially that of the fronts of buildings along a street.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1855
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Dimensions
Rear Admiral Charles Clark
Name/Title
Rear Admiral Charles Clark
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-171
Description
Portrait of an older man in an all white military uniform. He is shown from the knees up, standing facing the right with binoculars in his right hand and a cap in his left hand. He has short, center-parted grey hair and a grey mustache. There is a sword hanging at his left hip.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Context
Rear Admiral Charles Clark, of Bradford, Vermont, was an officer in the US Navy during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1902
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
US Navy
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Civil War, Spanish-American War
Rebecca Peabody Davis
Name/Title
Rebecca Peabody Davis
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-169
Description
Portrait of a woman in dark clothes with a ruffled, white cap. The ruffles of her cap encompass her whole face and are trimmed at the center top and below the chin with wide, pink ribbon. Her black dress has wide sleeves and a high neckline. A few pearls peek out at the center of the neckline. She is sitting in a wooden chair, and the background of the painting is brown. The whole is framed in a veneered wooden frame with simple molding and hanging ring at the center top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Davis, Rebecca Peabody (1770-1854)
Context
Rebecca Peabody Davis was an early physician and surgeon in Montpelier, Vermont
Made or Created
circa 1840
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Redfield Proctor
Name/Title
Redfield Proctor
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.35
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt facing to the left. He has short dark hair and a white, pointed beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "REDFIELD PROCTOR 1878 - 80".
Artwork Details
Proctor, Redfield, Sr (1831-1908)
Context
Redfield Proctor was Governor of Vermont from 1878 to 1880.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Rena Cynthia Guernsey Davis
Name/Title
Rena Cynthia Guernsey Davis
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-14
Description
Full length portrait of a young girl with white dog, outside on a summer day. The girl has long blonde hair and is wearing a brimmed, straw hat. She is show wearing a white dress with a green ruffle along the knee-length hem. She is standing near a road amid wildflowers, and a house can be seen in the background.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Davis, Rena Cynthia Guernsey (1875-1918)
Context
Painted by James Franklin Gilman, 1885
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1885
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Richard Skinner
Name/Title
Richard Skinner
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.8
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket and vest, and a white shirt and cravat. He has short hair that is brushed high on his head.
Artwork Details
Skinner, Richard (1778-1833)
Context
Richard Skinner was Governor of Vermont from 1820 until 1823.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Roses at Christmas
Name/Title
Roses at Christmas
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.192
Description
Unframed, oil painting of "Roses at Christmas," flowers in a glass vase on a table. Signed in lower right corner but name is difficult to decipher.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Roswell Farnham
Name/Title
Roswell Farnham
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.36
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt facing to the left. He has a receding hairline and a full beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "ROSWELL FARNHAM 1880 - 82".
Artwork Details
Farnham, Roswell (1827-1903)
Context
Roswell Farnham was Governor of Vermont from 1880 to 1882.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Rowland Evans Robinson
Interpretative Labels
Elmer drew her father, the well known Vermont author at the end of his life. Raised at the family homestead, Rokby in Ferrisburgh, Elmer was influenced by her father but also studied in New York City at the Arts Students League.
Name/Title
Rowland Evans Robinson
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-201
Description
Watercolor portrait of an older man with a long white beard and short hair. He is shown at profile facing left. He is wearing a suit jacket. The painting is signed at the lower left, "R.R."
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Robinson, Rowland Evans (1833-1900)
Context
Rowland Evans Robinson of Ferrisburgh, VT, was an artist and author, as was his daughter Rachel Robinson Elmer, who painted this portrait.
Made or Created
Artist
Elmer, Rachel Robinson (1878-1919)
Role
Painter
1895
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Ferrisburg
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ryland Fletcher
Name/Title
Ryland Fletcher
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.23
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He is bald on his head and has a white bead beneath his jawline. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "RYLAND FLETCHER 1856 - 58".
Artwork Details
Fletcher, Ryland (1799-1885)
Context
Ryland Fletcher was Governor of Vermont from 1856 tp 1858.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Samuel Crafts
Name/Title
Samuel Crafts
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.11
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket, vest, and cravat, and a white shirt. His dark hear is swept to the side and long at the sides and back.
Artwork Details
Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853)
Context
Samuel Crafts was Governor of Vermont from 1828 to 1831.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Samuel Crafts
Interpretative Labels
Miniature Portrait of Samuel Crafts (1768-1853), circa 1810 Oil on ivory Museum Purchase, #1999.45.1 Samuel Crafts and his father, Ebenezer, purchased land grants from Vermont in the town of Minden in 1781. In 1790 the town’s name was changed to Craftsbury in their honor and a year later they moved from Massachusetts to the town. Samuel, a graduate of Harvard College, became a prosperous farmer and was elected town clerk. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives and in 1817 was elected to the U.S. Congress. He became governor in 1828 and was in that office until 1831. A man of many talents, Crafts considered himself a farmer, surveyor, and miller. While in Washington he participated in the reconstruction of the White House, which had been burned during the War of 1812. He used that experience when he served on the commission to build Vermont’s second State House in the 1830s.
Name/Title
Samuel Crafts
Entry/Object ID
1999.45.1
Description
Miniature portrait of a man wearing a white shirt and black coat. He has short hair, and his collar stands high. The oval portrait is within a black and gold eglomise frame with gold scalloped detailing around the frame opening. The whole is within a gilded rectangular frame with a simple molding profile and a ring for hanging at the center top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Glass, Wood, Ivory
Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853)
Context
Shows Samuel Crafts of Craftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.45
Made or Created
circa 1810
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Craftsbury
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Samuel Pingree
Name/Title
Samuel Pingree
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.38
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and tie, and a white shirt. His hair is parted in the center, and he has a beard that runs along his jawline (except for his chin) and connects to a mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "SAMUEL PINGREE 1884 - 1886".
Artwork Details
Pingree, Samuel Everett (1832-1922)
Context
Samuel Pingree was Governor of Vermont from 1887 to 1886.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Seascape
Name/Title
Seascape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.188
Description
Oil painting of ocean scene, large white mat, in a silverton, wooden frame.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Seascape
Name/Title
Seascape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.190
Description
Oil painting of a sailboat on the short of a dark sea, in a white mat and a wooden, silvertone frame. Initialed "GM."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paint, Cardboard, Wood
Seascape
Name/Title
Seascape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.202
Description
Oil painting on wood of sailboats with a church on a hill in the background. card on the back said Moullot, objects d'art et de fantasie, gallery, Marseille. Frame is gold, ornate and chipped.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Self Portrait
Name/Title
Self Portrait
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.13
Description
Portrait of a woman from the shoulders up. She has brown hair swept back away from her face and is wearing glasses and red lipstick. She is wearing a red blazer and a white or grey shirt.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Mould, Ruth Greene
Acquisition
1998.22
Made or Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene
1930-1940
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Self Portrait
Name/Title
Self Portrait
Entry/Object ID
2007.8.1
Description
Portrait of a man with short blond hair and a small mustache wearing a blue button-down shirt and khaki pants. He has his left arm raised to a board, mostly out of frame, and is holding a white cloth in his right hand at his waist. He is in a room with white walls and tan trim, with a window. Outside the window is darkness.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Colburn, Francis Peabody (1909-1984)
Context
Francis Peabody Colburn was an artist and professor at the University of Vermont
Acquisition
2007.8
Made or Created
Artist
Colburn, Francis Peabody (1909-1984)
circa 1935
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Dimensions
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sen. Justin Morrill
Interpretative Labels
Sen. Justin Morrill, 1892 Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Thomas Waterman Wood, #A-164 Sen. Justin Morrill served Vermont in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1867 and in the United States Senate from 1867 to 1898. He helped found the Republican party, assisted in drafting the 14th Amendment, and, most famously, wrote the legislation that created the land-grant college system. His home in Strafford is now a Vermont State Historic Site. Thomas W. Wood is arguably Montpelier's most famous artist. The son of a cabinet maker, he was largely self-taught, yet rose to the highest ranks of genre painters in the United States.
Name/Title
Sen. Justin Morrill
Entry/Object ID
1894.4.1
Description
Portrait showing and older man wearing a black three-piece suit, a white shirt with a stand collar, and a black bow tie. He is shown sitting in carved, wooden arm chair holding a newspaper in his right hand and spectacles in his left hand. His grey hair is parted on the side, and he has long sideburns extending toward his mouth in muttonchops. The painting is in an ornate gold frame with carved or molded acanthus leaves.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Morrill, Justin Smith (1810-1898)
Acquisition
1894.4
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1892
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Dimensions
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Shadow and Substance
Name/Title
Shadow and Substance
Entry/Object ID
1990.52.3
Description
Print showing a barn with two short grain silos in front of a mountain. Ski slopes can be seen at the top of the mountain, and a steep is visible in the distance in the valley at the center left.
Acquisition
1990.52
Made or Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Silas Jennison
Name/Title
Silas Jennison
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.13
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to one side and he has sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "SILAS JENNISON 1834-41".
Artwork Details
Jennison, Silas Hemenway (1791-1849)
Context
Silas Jennison was governor of Vermont from 1834 to 1841.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Social Security
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Social Security
Entry/Object ID
2008.8.1
Description
Painting showing an elderly woman sitting on a couch with a very angular scene of fenced-in backyards. Though depicted outside, the woman is seated within an interior set up, with a round floor rug, a side table and lamp, and portions of a wood floor. She is wearing a pink dress with a white color. Behind her is a bright green house, two fenced-in yards, rolling hills, and mountains.
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
Acquisition
2008.8
Made or Created
Artist
Colburn, Francis Peabody (1909-1984)
1946
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Dimensions
Overall
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
St. Francis Preaches to the Birds
Name/Title
St. Francis Preaches to the Birds
Entry/Object ID
1990.21.1
Description
Art book entitled, "St. Francis Preaches to the Birds", by Bread and Puppet. The book is bound into a hardcover folder held at the binding with screws. The images within are rough woodcuts painted with watercolor. Images include St. Francis walking, St. Francis with his hands raised, a window showing the sun, a toothbrush, a foot, a milk jug, a coffee mug, houses, an apple tree, hills, and birds. The back cover is printed all over with flying birds. The pages of the book are folded into the binding in such a way that they can be removed and displayed horizontally.
Acquisition
1990.21
Made or Created
Artist
Schumann, Peter
Bread and Puppet Theater
1979
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Stephen F. Brown
Name/Title
Stephen F. Brown
Entry/Object ID
1927.2.1
Description
Plaster bust of a bald man with a long beard wearing a coat. The bust is painted to resemble bronze. The right side is incised with the inscription, "Fred Moynihan Sc.1898".
Artwork Details
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Context
Captain Stephen F. Brown was 1st Lieutenant of Co. K 13th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War. Just before the battle of Gettysburg he had been placed under arrest and deprived of his sword for disobeying orders in getting water for his men from a nearby spring on the way to the battle. When the battle started Lieutenant Brown was reenstated, but his sword could not be found. He weilded a camp hatchet until he recieved a sword from a captured Confederate officer. Brown reenlisted and was comminsioned as a Captain in Co. A 17th Vermont. He was wounded lost an arm at the Wilderness May 6, 1864.
Acquisition
1927.2
Made or Created
Moynihan, Fred
1898
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Dimensions
Relationships
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Stephen Royce
Name/Title
Stephen Royce
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.22
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and vest, and a white shirt and cravat. His white hair is worn long and he has sideburns reaching to his jawline. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "STEPHEN ROYCE 1854 - 55".
Artwork Details
Royce, Stephen (1787-1868)
Context
Stephen Royce was Governor of Vermont from 1854 to 1855.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Still Life
Name/Title
Still Life
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.197
Description
Unframed oil painting of geraniums by E. Lombard.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Storage Silos in Monkton
Name/Title
Storage Silos in Monkton
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.26
Description
Painting showing several metal-clad tubes (silos) painted in shades of blue. There is a streetlight in the lower left corner.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1998.22
Made or Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene
1961
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Dimensions
Overall
Study of Pitching Hay
Name/Title
Study of Pitching Hay
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.6
Description
Sketch of a man unloading hay from a wagon. man stands on hay wagon and pitches into the barn. Reverse: Old English script letters- ur Fri/Fam
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of Two Men
Name/Title
Study of Two Men
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.2
Description
Two men discussing. Standing man wears bussiness clothes (top hat, waist coat and vest). Seated man (sitting in a chair backwards) wears soft cap and work clothes.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Cat
Name/Title
Study of a Cat
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.8
Description
Curled up cat sleeping, head on front paws, tail over back legs.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Child
Name/Title
Study of a Child
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.5
Description
Oblique front view of a child from the waist up. The child is pointing with her right hand.
Artwork Details
Pencil and Wash on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Child
Name/Title
Study of a Child
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.16
Description
Oblique front view of a seated child holding a flower. Child has clothes (bandages?) wrapped around their head- horizantally and vertically. Chair has ornate scrolling on back slats. Written in pencil on bottom: "National"/ Feb 1856
Washington D.C.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1856
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Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.1
Description
Oblique rear view of a man seated reading a newspaper. Behind the man is a table or dresser of which only a portion is visible. Washington D.C.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pen and Ink
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
Dec 9, 1855
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Dimensions
Overall
Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.4
Description
Oblique front view of a man from the chest up. Man wears a jacket, tie and shirt with fold down collar points. Illegible handwriting in pencil on bottom.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.7
Description
Oblique front view of a standing man, man holds a stick or riding crop and is smaoking a cigar. On the reverse: An incomplete study sketch of the head of the same man.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.9
Description
Oblique front view of a man walking with a cloth sack in his right hand and a board (or platter) in his left. Man wears an apron and hat in addition to trousers, shirt, and jacket.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper With Wash
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.15
Description
Oblique side view of a man seated with his feet upon a table. Man wears a top hat and is holding a cane. Written in pencil along the bottom: T.W. Wood/ Feb. '56.
Artwork Details
Pencil of Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
Feb 1856
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Study of a Man
Name/Title
Study of a Man
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.17
Description
Seated man reading a newspaper. Man wears a top hat and glasses. Washington D.C.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
Jun 12, 1856
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Study of a Man's Head
Name/Title
Study of a Man's Head
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.11
Description
Fron view of a man's face from the shoulders. Man wears a garment with a short stand up collar. Hair is long and brushed back. On reverse in pencil: "F(L)ittre___" and 50."
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Study of a Woman
Name/Title
Study of a Woman
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.3
Description
Side view of a woman's head from the shoulders up. She is wearing a hat tied under her chin. Below the drawing is written, "A funny old party who sat opposite me coming from Danville to Buffalo-- T.W.W." The drawing is on stationery with a decorative header that reads, "OFFICE RAILROA.Y.M.C.A. Car Wells & Exchange St.3".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pen and Ink on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1880-1889
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Dimensions
Susan Elizabeth Griggs Dewey
Interpretative Labels
Susan Elizabeth Griggs Dewey Unknown Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Emily Shipman Howland Gay, #A-577 Dr. Julius Dewey (1801-1877) practiced medicine in Montpelier, Vermont until the 1840s when he founded the National Life insurance company. What started out as a one-man operation soon turned into a major, national corporation still in operation today. His son, Admiral George Dewey, went on to fame in the Spanish American War. Susan Dewey was Dr. Dewey's third wife.
Name/Title
Susan Elizabeth Griggs Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1989.23.3
Description
Oval portrait of a woman seating wearing a blue gown with a pink central bodice and black, fur shawl. Her dark hair is curled close to her head and held in a chin-length style and she has a small smile. Her dress is embellished with self-fabric ruffles along the center edges. She is draping her right arm on a white marble table and loosely clasping her hands in front of her.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
Dewey, Susan Elizabeth Griggs (1816-1886)
Context
Susan Dewey lived in Montpelier and was the mother of Spanish-American War hero Admiral George Dewey.
Acquisition
1989.23
Made or Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Relationships
Dewey, Julius Yemans (1801-1877)
Sylvester Day
Name/Title
Sylvester Day
Entry/Object ID
1946.45.1
Description
Portrait of a man with grey hair. He is shown from the waist up at a 3/4 angle wearing a black suit, black stock, and white shirt with standing collar.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Day, Sylvester (1778-1851)
Acquisition
1946.45
Made or Created
Artist
Tuthill, Abraham Guliebmus Domini (1805-1897)
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Dimensions
Relationships
Day, Sylvester (1778-1851)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Tenement in Pittsfield VT.
Name/Title
Tenement in Pittsfield VT.
Entry/Object ID
2020.12.1
Description
Rectangular engraving showing a large tenement building from the side. The building faces the left and appears to consist of an original structure with additions added onto the back in multiple level, including a second-story landing and a lean-to. A second building appears in the background with roughly the same shape. The subject, "Tenement, Pittsfield VT.", is inscribed in pencil at the bottom left, and the artist, "S. [illeg] Brian [illeg]", is inscribed in pencil at the bottom right.
Artwork Details
Tenement building
Acquisition
2020.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Nuquist, Reidun D. (1940-2018)
The Contra Dancers, 1896
Interpretative Labels
After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Lucy spent one year in Paris to study art and then four years in Vienna where she studied at the Wiener Frauen Akademie, an art school for women. There she designed costumes for Vienna balls. It was also in Vienna where she met her husband, Gerhard Pfeiffer. Lucy moved to Montpelier in 1966. Pfeifer began working with costuming soft dolls she bought in stores but didn't like their embroidered faces. Shortly before the Pfiefers moved to Montpelier in 1966 Lucy began making her own papier-mache dolls which she called figurines. Over the next to decades Pfeifer created over 40 of these exquisite, meticulously dressed figures. Each was unique with special features, coloring, and carefully researched costumes. Pfeifer estimated that it took her two months to produce each figure. The figurines from the 1970s were modeled on people Pfeifer saw in Montpelier. She never sold any of her works and stopped making her figurines in the late 1980s.
Name/Title
The Contra Dancers, 1896
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.22.1
Description
Decorative figurine showing a man and a woman posed as if dancing together. The woman is wearing a white-and-purple checked dress (bodice and skirt) with a black belt at her waist. She has brown hair and is wearing a small bonnet topped with pink and white flowers. The man is wearing denim overalls and a long-sleeved white shirt. He has brown shoes, a large brown hat, and a red handkerchief in his back pocket. He has white hair and a long white beard. The figures are on a green, oval base, and there is a bifold paper label that reads "The Contra Dancers 1896".
Artwork Details
Papier-mâché
Dancers at the Tunbridge Fair Square Dance
Context
Made by Lucy Rivelis Pfeiffer in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made or Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
The Cooler, Vermont
Name/Title
The Cooler, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-194
Description
Woodcut print of a wooden door set into a hillside. Inside the door is a large milk jug. A bench and post topped with a bucket is at the bottom left. There are a shed and hills in the background.
Made or Created
Artist
Appleton, LeRoy H. (1893-1980)
1930
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Dimensions
Overall
The Council of War
Name/Title
The Council of War
Entry/Object ID
1908.4
Description
Scenic sculpture showing three men (Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and Edwin Stanton). Lincoln is seated in the middle of the other two men, who are standing. Lincoln is holding a large scroll or piece of paper.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1855), Stanton, Edwin (1814-1869)
Acquisition
1908.4
Made or Created
Artist
Rogers, John (1829–1904)
Role
Sculptor
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
The Council of War
Name/Title
The Council of War
Entry/Object ID
1908.5
Description
Scenic sculpture showing three men (Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and Edwin Stanton). Lincoln is seated in the middle of the other two men, who are standing. Lincoln is holding a large scroll or piece of paper.
Artwork Details
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1855), Stanton, Edwin (1814-1869)
Acquisition
1908.5
Made or Created
Artist
Rogers, John (1829–1904)
Role
Sculptor
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
The Granite Country
Name/Title
The Granite Country
Entry/Object ID
1996.10.1
Description
Landscape with an elm tree prominently placed in the left foreground. There is another elm to its right in the middle ground. Stone walls, fences and a hilly field complete the fore and middle grounds. A farm with several outbuildings is behind the smaller elm. There are mountains in background, and granite derricks are also shown in the background to the right.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1996.10
Made or Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1932-1932
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Dimensions
Overall
The Hiker
Name/Title
The Hiker
Entry/Object ID
1964.42.1
Description
Plaster statue of a young man leaning against a pillar. The man is dressed in a hat, collared shirt and long trousers. His long-sleeved shirt is open to his chest and has a pocket on the left. A thick, segmented belt or bandolier sits around his waist, and he is wearing stiff boots that rise to mid-calf. He is leaning casually, with one arm draped across the waist-high pillar, and the other hand placed on his waist. The inscription "C. Abate" is carved on the left side of the base.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Context
Made in 1898 by Carlo Abate in Barre, VT.
Acquisition
1964.42
Made or Created
Artist
Abate, Carlo (1859-1941)
1898
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
Spanish-American War
The Nye Farm
Name/Title
The Nye Farm
Entry/Object ID
2004.28.2
Description
Landscape showing a stream at the center flowing through a valley. At the right foreground there is a young boy in a straw hat pulling a fish out of the stream. Behind him in the distance is a farm complex consisting of two large, yellow houses, a red barn, and several white outbuildings. There are hills and mountains in the background and a stand of pine trees to the left of the farm.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
2004.28
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1890
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Dimensions
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Name/Title
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1572
Description
Hand-colored engraving showing a man flying in the sky above several distressed men in Roman military clothing. There are two women at the center of the image, and an winged angle stands in front of a cave gesturing toward the flying man. The print is labeled at the bottom, "THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST".
Artwork Details
Paper, Watercolor
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Artist
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871)
1831
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Dimensions
Overall
The Village Blacksmith
Interpretative Labels
Napoleon DeGuise was born in 1894 and began whittling in 1932, "to save the old ways...for the younger generation." DeGuise whittled during his free time while running his barber shop. He gave many pieces away, but his work also traveled to craft shows around the country and was featured in The Saturday Evening Post in 1944 and the book Handicrafts of New England by Allen Eaton in 1949. DeGuise was born in Burlington and used Vermont pine and a knife or his own electric barber's clipper to create most of his carvings. DeGuise's work not only depicted life at the time, but showcased New England traditions of handcrafts and woodcarving. The Village Blacksmith contains about 20 pieces, from a large bellows to a tiny horseshoe. This diorama seems to highlight the bustle of a blacksmith shop, with one man working the forge and another shoeing a horse. Even the two men not at work appear to be having a discussion, possibly about the horse next to them. While both dioramas are places of work, the Blacksmith's shows a busier side.
Name/Title
The Village Blacksmith
Entry/Object ID
1991.46.3
Description
Carved wooden diorama showing the interior of a building in which several men are working. One is shoeing a horse or donkey, two are talking, and another is working a large, ceiling-mounted bellows and forging an object within a fire. Objects around the room include tools, a barrel/bucket, a broom, a tool case, and an anvil. The bottom front is carved with the title, "THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH". On the upper right corner is the inked label, "REPLICA PETE HURLBERT SHOP STOWE ST WATERBURY VT 1814".
Artwork Details
Wood
Interior of a Pete Hurlbert's blacksmith shop
Context
Made by Napoleon DeGuise of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.46
Made or Created
Artist
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
1945-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
The Warren Family
Interpretative Labels
Warren Family, circa 1843 Artist unknown Oil on canvas, circa 1843 Gift of Mary Jennie Warren Burnham, #1952.41.1 Alvina and Lester Warren, with their daughter Elsie, sat for their portrait in about 1843. In 1844 the family, including a new baby, moved to Calais, where Lester Warren became the Universalist minister for the next twenty-three years at the Old West Church. Luxuries like a painting were becoming affordable to an established middle class. The portrait was a symbol of the Warrens’ taste and refinement. An added detail that makes this painting stand out is the faux painted finish on the frame that simulates bird’s-eye maple. Faux (fake) painting was a popular technique during the mid-nineteenth century, used to mimic more expensive materials. As in many portraits from this era, the artist included details that would give the viewer information about the sitters, most likely at the Warrens’ request. Can you see the chain Mrs. Warren is wearing and what it is attached to in her pocket?
Name/Title
The Warren Family
Entry/Object ID
1952.41.1
Description
Portrait showing three figures: a man, a woman, and a child (left to right). The man is shown wearing a black suit coat with a white, high-collared shirt and white cravat. He is holding a green book in his right hand. The child is shown with light-colored hair, parted in the center and and falling in curls behind the head. The child is wearing a white, short-sleeved dress and holding a small sprig of greenery. The woman is shown with brown hair, parted in the center and looped around her ears. She is wearing a black dress with white lace at the neckline, and two gold chains around her neck. The group is placed in front of a bookcase, and red curtains frame the top corners. The whole is framed in a light-colored birds-eye frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
The Warren Family, Lester, Elvira, and child.
Acquisition
1952.41
Made or Created
Artist
Warren, Elise
circa 1843
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Dimensions
Relationships
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
The Whipples
Interpretative Labels
The Whipples, ca. 1950 Oil on canvas Hilda Belcher Gift of Stephen Patterson Belcher, Jr., and Barbara Belcher Mericle, 1993 One can feel the affection Hilda Belcher felt for these children, her neighbors in Pittsford, Vermont. The warmth of tone and expression is communicated beautifully in this candid portrait of three very real children, with varying expressions on their faces that give more than a little hint as to their personalities. It is quite a contrast to the flat expressionless faces of so many of the young children in the portraits of the previous century, when children were really regarded as little adults, rather than a separate species from their parents as they became at a later date.
Name/Title
The Whipples
Entry/Object ID
1993.23.1
Description
Painting showing three young children. The one at the back left has short blonde hair and is wearing a loose, red or pink coat over a black dress. The one at the center front is wearing a black knitted hat, a large brown coat, black mittens, and a grey skirt or pants. The one at the right has short brown hair and is wearing an orange sweater and brown pants with his left hand in his pants pocket.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Metcalf, Nellie Elizabeth Whipple (1927-1997), Whipple, Leon Julius (1934-1990), Whipple, Philip Arthur (b. 1947)
Acquisition
1993.23
Made or Created
Artist
Belcher, Hilda (1881-1963)
circa 1950
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Dimensions
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Theorem Painting
Name/Title
Theorem Painting
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1257
Description
Unfinished watercolor theorem painting showing a double-handled vase holding various fruit, including a watermelon, grapes, apples, a pear, a lemon, a peach, strawberries, and cherries. The empty space between the fruits is filled with a light blue wash. Stylized, saw-tooth leaves frame the grouping. Red fruits, and presumably those in colors that utilized red (possibly oranges) are unpainted.
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Paper
Fruit
Context
Painted by Judith French Twing in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
Artist
Twing, Judith French (1785-1864)
circa 1814-circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Thomas Chittenden
Name/Title
Thomas Chittenden
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.1
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and vest, and a white cravat and shirt. His hair is swept into a tail at the center back and held with a ribbon. The print has a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "THOMAS CHITTENDEN 1778-97".
Artwork Details
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Context
Thomas Chittenden was governor of Vermont from 1778 to 1797
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Toll House, Toronto
Name/Title
Toll House, Toronto
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.25
Description
View of a 1 1/2 story building with hooded windows and pinnacles gables. Toronto.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Transparency
Name/Title
Transparency
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.12
Description
Drawing on clear plastic showing a man and young boy riding on a steam-powered wagon. Surrounding them are toppled and fleeing forms of a cow, a milkmaid, a duck, a chicken, and a farmer. The sheet is mounted onto cardboard with clear tape at the center top, and "SHOOT SAME SIZE/TREAT WITH CARE, AS INK comes off the plastic -/page 40/41" is written in red pencil beneath the artwork.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2020.15
Twilight at Blueberry Hill
Name/Title
Twilight at Blueberry Hill
Entry/Object ID
2010.69.1
Description
Print showing a blue house set within a snowy, winter landscape. The house has several red chimneys, and a small blue sign in front identifies it as "Blueberry Hill". There are several hills and mountains in the background, lined with white tree trunks and few scattered evergreen trees. The back of the house is bordered by an orchard of evergreens.
Artwork Details
Paper
Acquisition
2010.69
Made or Created
Artist
O'Donnell
1988
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Dimensions
Paper
Relationships
Blueberry Hill Inn
Related Place
Town
Goshen
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Untitled Home
Name/Title
Untitled Home
Entry/Object ID
2020.29.1
Description
Charcoal and paint drawing of a house beside a road. The house is two stories with a covered porch across the front and a small attachment on the right side. Beside the attachment is a barn or stables from which comes a horse-drawn buggy. The house is surrounded by a white fence. There are two people on the porch, a group of children to the left of the house at the fence line, and three people in front of the house. The image is signed in the middle of the road, "Drawn by J. F. Gilman 1895."
Context
Drawn by James Franklin Gilman
Acquisition
2020.29
Made or Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
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Urban A. Woodbury
Name/Title
Urban A. Woodbury
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.43
Description
Print showing a man in a black suit. He has a white pocket square and small lapel pin. He has short white hair and short mustache.
Artwork Details
Woodbury, Urban Andrain (1838-1915)
Context
Urban A. Woodbury was governor of Vermont from 1888 to 1890.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Vermont Capitol, Montpelier
Interpretative Labels
Vermont Capitol, Montpelier, 1858-1859 J. H. Bufford's Lithographic and Publishing House (1857-1864) Boston, MA Print on paper #A-178 This print was produced to celebrate the opening of the rebuilt Vermont State House in 1859. Drawn before the State House was completed, certain details do not match the finished building, including the entablature and statue.
Name/Title
Vermont Capitol, Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-178
Description
Lithograph print showing the Vermont State House behind a wide, tree-lined road with several pedestrians and travelers on horseback or carriage. The building is a neoclassical building with a two-story, five-column colonnade and a tall cupola surmounted by a female figure.
Artwork Details
Paper
Vermont State House
Made or Created
Artist
Bufford, John Henry
J. H. Bufford's Lithographic and Publishing House
1858-1859
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Dimensions
Overall
Vermont Life
Name/Title
Vermont Life
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.11
Description
Original watercolor illustration showing a personified Vermont Life policy holding up a large trophy bearing the inscription, "AWARD/of/EXCELLENCE."
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Vermont Life
Name/Title
Vermont Life
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.8
Description
Original watercolor illustration showing showing several people in business attire walking through a grey city. One man in the center of the image is smiling with a thought bubble above his head showing an image of green mountains, blue sky, and the sun.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Vermont Life
Name/Title
Vermont Life
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.10
Description
Original watercolor illustration showing a personified Vermont glowing atop a pedestal, while a personified Vermont Life policy gestures up at it.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Vermont Life
Name/Title
Vermont Life
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.7
Description
Original watercolor illustration showing a anthropomorphized sheaf of paper and the words, "VERMONT LIFE/A Vermont Treasure/A LOOK AT WHAT VERMONT LIFE DOES FOR VERMONT..... AT NO COST!!!!"
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Vermont Quarry
Name/Title
Vermont Quarry
Entry/Object ID
2006.53.1
Description
Watercolor painting in shades of black and brown showing a quarry. There is a large crane on the right and a warehouse in the central middle ground. Angular block lines form the quarry, and there a steep mountain peaks in the background.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2006.53
Made or Created
Artist
Heliker, John (1909-2000)
1935-1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Vermont State House
Interpretative Labels
First and Second State Houses Modern prints #A-130 Vermont's first State House was a wood-frame structure located roughly where the Supreme Court building now stands. The second State House, finished in 1838, was designed by architect Ammi Young and built of granite. This building burned in 1857. The current State House, completed in 1859, incorporates the portico of the second State House in its design.
Name/Title
Vermont State House
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-130
Description
Diptych consisting of copies of two prints of different iterations of the Vermont State House. The image on the left shows a three-story rectangular building with a peak roof, culminating in a cupola. The face of the building is framed by two bays extending up all three floor with balconies spanning between them. The image on the right shows the capitol from a slight distance. The building is neoclassical in design, with a two-story portico and squat, white cupola. It sits behind a tree-lined road with several pedestrians.
Artwork Details
First and Second Vermont State Houses
Made or Created
Artist
Kilburne
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Dimensions
Vermont State Seal
Name/Title
Vermont State Seal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.1a
Description
Two-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted gold and there is a large eye hook screwed into the top center.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Acquisition
1960.126
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Vermont State Seal
Name/Title
Vermont State Seal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.2
Description
One-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted silver.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Acquisition
1960.126
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Dimensions
Overall
Vermont State Seal
Name/Title
Vermont State Seal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.1b
Description
One-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted gold, and the sides are back and lined with green-painted metal. There is a round extension of the metal at the center top.
Artwork Details
Plaster, Metal
Acquisition
1960.126
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Dimensions
Overall
Vermont or Bust
Name/Title
Vermont or Bust
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.9
Description
Original watercolor illustration showing a family of four and a dog in a yellow car bearing the inscription, "Vermont OR BUST!!!" The car is loaded with briefcases and a bag of money on top, and dollar bills are flying out behind the car. Factories can be seen in the background.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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View at Underhill, Vermont
Interpretative Labels
View at Underhill, Vermont, 1892 Charles L. Heyde (c. 1832-1892) Burlington, VT Oil on canvas Museum Purchase, 1949.24.1 Charles Louis Heyde was one of the most prolific and celebrated Vermont artists of the 19th century. From 1856 until his death, he made Burlington his home, painting numerous scenes of Mount Mansfield, the Winooski River, and the High Bridge. He won a competition sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society in 1862 to redesign the Vermont coat-of-arms. Heyde married Walt Whitman's daughter Hannah, but the marriage was not happy. Alcoholism and dementia soon caused his business and personal life to fall apart. His later works, of which this is one, do not show nearly the quality of his output during his younger years. He died shortly after this painting was produced in the Vermont State Asylum in Waterbury.
Name/Title
View at Underhill, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
1949.24.1
Description
Landscape showing the view from a bank next to river. The river is spanned by a covered bridge at the center of the composition, and flanked by autumn-colored trees. Mount Mansfield is seen in background. There is a house in a clearing on the right side of the river.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
Context
Painted by Charles Louis Heyde in Burlington in 1892.
Acquisition
1949.24
Made or Created
Artist
Heyde, Charles Louis (1822-1892)
1892
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Related Place
Mountain
Mount Mansfield
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
View of Bridgewater, Vermont
Name/Title
View of Bridgewater, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2007.1.1
Description
Oil painting of a landscape. The painting shows a green valley with a river in the center and mountains to the sides and in the background. Roads run along either side of the river and there is a large village on the right side. The painting is within an ornate gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil, Canvas
Acquisition
2007.1
Made or Created
Artist
Childs, Frank
1876
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View of CCC Camp
Interpretative Labels
View of CCC Camp, 1935-1940 Albert Chorney Peru, Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Jonathan Flaccus, #1995.8.1 This view of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Peru, Vermont shows the typical construction and layout of barracks buildings. Organized along in the same way as the military, the camps and groups of men took on a distinctly martial feel in organization and process.
Name/Title
View of CCC Camp
Entry/Object ID
1995.8.1
Description
Oil painting showing three rows of barracks. There are additional buildings to the right. At the center is a tall flag pole flying a United States flag. There are trees in the background and hill rises at the right.
Artwork Details
Oil on Canvas
The Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Peru, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.8
Made or Created
Artist
Chorney, Albert
1935-1940
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Relationships
Civilian Conservation Corps
Related Place
Town
Peru
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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View of Montpelier
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
View of Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
1989.45.1
Description
Landscape painting showing Montpelier, Vermont from across the river. The painting is done in thick, heavy strokes. There is a metal bridge on the right side, and church steeple in the center.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Masonite, Oil
Acquisition
1989.45
Made or Created
Artist
Barnett, Herbert Phillip (1910-1972)
circa 1940
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View of the East Dorset Marble Works
Interpretative Labels
View of East Dorset Marble Works, circa 1870 Frank Childs Dorset, Vermont Oil on Cavas Gift of Margaret Kent Onion and William A. Onion of Castleton, Vermont, #2001.21.3
Name/Title
View of the East Dorset Marble Works
Entry/Object ID
2001.21.3
Description
Large oil painting, showing a landscape. The landscape consists of a wide valley with a mountain in the middle ground, right. Within the valley is a village that consists of several white houses, some brick buildings, a church, and at least two factories. There are several fields, some containing livestock. In the foreground, on what appears to be charred land, is a group of people, one of whom is pointing towards the mountain. The train crosses the valley at the center. There is another round Mountain further off in the distance on the left. The painting is in a large but simply molded gilded frame.
Artwork Details
Oil
East Dorset marble works
Acquisition
2001.21
Made or Created
Artist
Childs, Frank
Role
Painter
circa 1870
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Overall
Waiting for Minnie! St. Lanbert
Name/Title
Waiting for Minnie! St. Lanbert
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.22
Description
Two separated buildings flanked by trees. building on left is two and 1/2 stories with a tall chiimney. Building on right is one and 1/2 story with arched panels in which windows and door are located, has small cupola and tall chimney. St. lambert, Quebec.
Artwork Details
Pencil on Paper
Acquisition
1948.12
Made or Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 26, 1855
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Wall Pocket
Name/Title
Wall Pocket
Entry/Object ID
1987.16.2
Description
Die cut and embossed decorative paper card holder. The piece is in the shape of a bell with a snow-covered church in the center. The cards would sit in a paper pocket with the label, "R. CUETO/Meats and Groceries/Telephone 419-R/195 Barre Street/Montpelier, Vt." The bell and the snow are covered in glitter.
Context
Distributed by R. Cueto grocery store in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1987.16
Made or Created
1920-1930
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Paperboard
Relationships
R. Cueto
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Waterville, Vermont
Name/Title
Waterville, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2009.28.2
Description
Landscape painting showing a town nestled amid rolling hills and mountains. The town consists of a white church with pointed steeple, a white municipal building with a cupola behind, and several red and white building before. The hills in the foreground are green with tall, thin trees. The hills in the middle ground are golden, indicating agricultural use, and the hills/mountains in the background are dark.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil, Wood
Acquisition
2009.28
Made or Created
Artist
Barrett, Robert
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Where Vermont Comes in
Name/Title
Where Vermont Comes in
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-53
Description
Narrow print on paper consisting of a landscape and poem. The landscape image at the center top shows sheep in a field, done in a watercolor style. A four-stanza poem is printed beneath in a mid-century Gothic font. The Vermont state seal is at the bottom left.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Made or Created
Artist
Peck, Georgiana
1914
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Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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World War I, World War II
William Czar Bradley
Name/Title
William Czar Bradley
Entry/Object ID
1927.4
Description
Marble bust of a man. He is shown with short, curly hair and long sideburns. He has noticeable jowls, and is wearing a suit coat and high-collard shirt. The front breast of the bust is sheared flat.
Artwork Details
Marble
Bradley, William Czar (1782-1867)
Context
William Czar Bradley served as US Representative for the State of Vermont from 1813-1827.
Acquisition
1927.4
Made or Created
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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William Czar Bradley
Name/Title
William Czar Bradley
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-26
Description
Oval portrait of a man with tousled white hair and an intense facial expression. He has noticeable jowls and is shown in a suit consisting of a dark jacket, vest, and cravat, and a white shirt.
Artwork Details
Pastel, Charcoal
Bradley, William Czar (1782-1867)
Context
William Czar Bradley was the US Representative for Vermont from 1813 to 1827.
Made or Created
Artist
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
William G. Perrin
Name/Title
William G. Perrin
Entry/Object ID
2008.5.1
Description
Portrait of a man with short brown hair parted on the side. He is wearing a high-collared white shirt, a black cravat, a white vest, and black jacket and pants. There is a small chain reaching from inside his vest into his vest's front left pocket. He is sitting in a red-upholstered armchair. The painting is in a veneered wooden frame carved in an ogee shape.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Perrin, William G. (1813-1867)
Acquisition
2008.5
Made or Created
1842-1863
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Dimensions
Overall
William Palmer
Name/Title
William Palmer
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.12
Description
Print showing a man wearing a high-collared double-breasted black coat, black vest, and white shirt. He appears to have no neck.
Artwork Details
Palmer, William Adams (1781-1860)
Context
William Palmer was Governor of Vermont from 1831 to 1835.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
William Paul Dillingham
Name/Title
William Paul Dillingham
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.40
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt. He is seated in a chair with his hand resting on the arm of the chair, holding a pair of glasses. He has full hair, parted at the side, and a large, full mustache.
Artwork Details
Dillingham, Paul (1799-1891)
Context
William Paul Dillingham was the Governor of Vermont from 1888 to 1890.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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William Slade
Name/Title
William Slade
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.16
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is parted at the side and his has a short beard along his jawline. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "WILLIAM SLADE 1844 - 46".
Artwork Details
Slade, William (1786-1859)
Context
William Slade was Governor of Vermont from 1844 to 1846.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
William W. Stickney
Name/Title
William W. Stickney
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.46
Description
Photographic print showing a man in a dark suit. He has short, light-colored hair and a voluminous mustache. He is raising one eyebrow.
Artwork Details
Stickney, William Wallace (1853-1932)
Context
William W. Stickney was Governor of Vermont from 1900 to 1902.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made or Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907-1907
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Willis Mould
Name/Title
Willis Mould
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.14
Description
Small portrait of a man wearing a green suit and red shirt. He has short white hair and glasses. He is shown seated with his legs crossed.
Artwork Details
Oil
Mould, Willis Perry (1892-1961)
Acquisition
1998.22
Made or Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene
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Winter Quarters of the Vermont Brigade in Front of Fredericksburg, Virginia 1862-1863
Name/Title
Winter Quarters of the Vermont Brigade in Front of Fredericksburg, Virginia 1862-1863
Entry/Object ID
1997.47.1
Description
Large oil painting showing rolling fields with a large number of white tents in the middle-ground. In the foreground, which lies in shadow, people are walking along a road near a cemetery. The whole is framed in an ornate gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Shows the Vermont Brigade encamped near Fredericksburg, VA, during the Civil War
Acquisition
1997.47
Made or Created
Artist
Hope, James (1818-1892)
1864
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Dimensions
Framed
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Woman
Name/Title
Woman
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.174
Description
A carved wooden bust of a woman with a card that says Albert Massias.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Woman Holding Small Book
Interpretative Labels
Unfortunately the identity of the woman in the portrait is unknown. The four portraits in this family group were found in the Chippenhook section of Clarendon and the family was probably from that area. The details in the portraits provide some information about the sitters. They are dressed and coiffed in a stylish yet restrained manner. The woman is wearing some gold jewelry, fashionable for the time, and appears to be holding a small book, probably of psalms. Aaron Dean Fletcher (1817-1902) was born in Springfield, Vermont. He was self-taught and began his career in the Springfield area painting neighbors and friends from 1835 to 1839. By 1840 he had moved to Keeseville, New York. The Chippenhook portraits may have been painted by Fletcher on his way to New York. They have his characteristic olive background and black outlining of figures. Like many itinerant artists of the time, Fletcher traveled west to Indiana in 1856, but returned after a year to New York, where he continued to earn a meager living as an artist. He died in Keeseville in 1902. The frames are modern reproductions
Name/Title
Woman Holding Small Book
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-99
Description
Portrait of a dark-haired woman holding a small, red book. She is shown with rosy cheeks, brown eyes, and high lips. Her lustrous, brown hair is parted down the center, falling into ringlets at the side and held in a small white cap at the back. She is wearing a wide-sleeved black dress and large, white capelet with a broad falling collar. Both the collar and hem of the capelet are trimmed with fringe, and the center front neckline is held with what appears to be a rectangular mourning brooch.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Made or Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
1835
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Relationships
Related Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Woodstock
Name/Title
Woodstock
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.4
Description
Drawing on board showing a street scene with a streetlamp, shops, and a clocktower. A mountain rises in the background. A piece of tissue is secured at the top over the image and bears the inscription, "WOODSTOCK," in red pencil.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made or Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
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Young Girl
Name/Title
Young Girl
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.181
Description
Large, unframed pastel picture of a young girl with long, blond hair, a lace collar, pink coat standing before a blue background. There is no artist signature. On the back is a stamp that says the work received an honorable mention in a competition.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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